cindi

About Cindi Phallen

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Cindi Phallen has created 148 blog entries.

Subscribe to Cindi's Biweekly Blog!

3 Steps to Make your 2019 Board Retreat a Whopping Success

2018-12-18T18:26:09-07:00

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 [...]

3 Steps to Make your 2019 Board Retreat a Whopping Success2018-12-18T18:26:09-07:00

It’s Nearly December – Are Your Board Members Burned Out? Try this.

2018-11-27T09:34:55-07:00

You’ve been asking your volunteers to do a lot and now they’re elbows deep in your year end giving efforts. Are they fried? How can you tell? Look for these signs: Not showing up or showing up late and leaving early Not returning your calls or emails Avoiding eye contact Yawning, sleeping or otherwise being [...]

It’s Nearly December – Are Your Board Members Burned Out? Try this.2018-11-27T09:34:55-07:00

The 4 Must-Do’s to Engage Your Nonprofit Board

2018-11-14T23:15:01-07:00

I was recently interviewed for the Successful Nonprofits podcast (watch for it in January!) and one of the questions was – what are the most critically essential components to effectively engage a nonprofit board? You know by now that I firmly believe success starts with mindset. Take a minute to reflect on how you’re thinking [...]

The 4 Must-Do’s to Engage Your Nonprofit Board2018-11-14T23:15:01-07:00

Your CEO Report – Stop the Mundane Madness!

2018-10-30T08:40:11-07:00

I'm sharing this week.  I haven't seen anyone else say it better yet so here you are - my gift to you.  (Even if you aren't an ED or CEO, please share these tips).  This post from Robert B. Acton via Board Source is genius: Board Members Zoning Out? Stop Reading the CEO Report He [...]

Your CEO Report – Stop the Mundane Madness!2018-10-30T08:40:11-07:00

The 2 Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting Board Members

2018-09-18T20:45:35-07:00

  Okay so there are many things you don’t want to do when recruiting nonprofit board members. But here are the 2 most common that I see trip up nonprofit leaders most often. And you want to get it right because when you have enough of the right people focused on the right things, you [...]

The 2 Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting Board Members2018-09-18T20:45:35-07:00

Board Size Matters – The Secret to Finding Your Magic Number

2018-09-05T15:12:42-07:00

I get asked that question pretty often – What's the right board size? The answer is – it depends. What are your goals? Do you currently have a composition that makes sense? You may have seen studies that will tell you the average nonprofit board size is around 17. So what? That includes hospitals, universities, [...]

Board Size Matters – The Secret to Finding Your Magic Number2018-09-05T15:12:42-07:00
Load More Posts