In recent weeks we white folks have been trying to educate ourselves, we’ve been listening to gut wrenching stories to understand the narrative, to learn how we can do more than just post the hashtag Black Lives Matter and be powerful allies. We may feel emotions from rage to shame to deep sadness and everything [...]
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The pandemic has forced many organizations to drastically adapt their business models to survive and serve. Naturally, you needed to focus on immediate survival. It’s tough to look into the future when things are so unstable. However, recovery planning needs to consist of the longer-term view too. It’s time to move from confusion to [...]
This is not your typical rodeo. No one has been here before. We’re all seeing how the nonprofit sector is being leaned on to fill the gaps during this pandemic. To serve working parents, support essential workers, find ways to serve their clients when no contact is allowed. It’s impressive and it’s scary. And it’s [...]
I hope you are well. I know you are juggling and trying to stay strong. You may be home with kids and all the issues that come with it. You may be wondering how you’ll save your own small business. Or you may be operating an essential business and just trying to stay sane. Maybe [...]
Five years ago I ran a 10-month nonprofit ED peer group in response to leaders who sometimes felt like they were in it all alone. This was a strong group of peers who could discuss lessons learned, generate new ideas, and challenge, support and encourage each other. The trust that formed within this group was [...]
Last week was a real soul crusher. Many nonprofit CEOs and EDs were making critical decisions and taking action to try to maintain services where possible. Running on pure adrenaline to get through it. Furloughing staff and/or finding equipment to assist with working remotely. Trying to manage with far fewer program volunteers. Wondering how your [...]