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Dear Board Members – Please Speak Up!

2019-03-12T20:39:13-07:00March 12th, 2019|

Each year you work hard to bring on new board members who will help you do your important mission work. They’re smart, eager, connected and ready to roll! The excitement is palpable and they jump in with both feet! And then something happens. At some point, most board members’ productivity slows down a bit. Like [...]

Let’s Get Those Tricky Corporate Partnerships to Actually Work

2019-02-26T21:42:16-07:00February 26th, 2019|

You know the ones - you're trying to establish a mutually beneficial, long-term partnership with a very well meaning company.  But they just don't get you.  They seem so demanding and clearly don't understand what it takes to deliver the serious impact you do. Hang tight - this article is a great perspective on helping [...]

Did You Leave Your Donors Behind in 2018?

2019-02-13T21:07:58-07:00February 13th, 2019|

You know the ones. The ones you worked your tail off for during the last months of the year to influence their giving. You may have invited them to invest through social media, through Giving Tuesday, or an event or maybe you sent out a direct mail piece, etc. Regardless of what activity you utilized [...]

Do You Want an A+ Board?

2019-01-30T23:20:03-07:00January 30th, 2019|

Do you find yourself experiencing "board envy" sometimes?  Is there a nonprofit in town that has a super high-performing board and everyone wants to serve on it?   Maybe it seems like they can attract money, people and attention like no other. I have great news - you can achieve an A+ board too!  You just [...]

Why Do You Need a Board Retreat? Here Are 5 Reasons

2019-01-16T08:47:57-07:00January 16th, 2019|

After my recent blog about how to make your retreats a whopping success, I got a number of inquiries about WHY you need to hold a retreat. You may be wondering the same thing.  Here’s a quick summary of my thinking to help you decide if you need a retreat and what the objectives of [...]

3 Steps to Make your 2019 Board Retreat a Whopping Success

2018-12-18T18:26:09-07:00December 18th, 2018|

You know you should probably do one. But maybe you’ve had some mixed results with a board retreat in the past. You certainly don’t want to waste anyone’s time. So let’s be sure you hit a home run in 2019! Here are 3 Steps for a Successful Board Retreat: 1. Establish meaningful objectives for the [...]

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