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Board Members are Volunteers, Too
Board Members are Volunteers, Too Fri, Apr 25, 2014 Are your board members feeling the love? Don’t make the mistake of overlooking their value. Read More

NASCAR Governance Lesson for Nonprofits
NASCAR Governance Lesson for Nonprofits Sun, Sep 29, 2013 Ensuring the credibility of a nonprofit is the primary governance role of its board. Read More

Invest in Planning for Payoffs
Invest in Planning for Payoffs Wed, Jul 03, 2013 If winging it is your plan, too, then my advice is this: Don’t be surprised at your inability to be as affective as you’d like. Read More

Is your volunteer recognition working?
Is your volunteer recognition working? Thu, Apr 18, 2013 Customize your volunteer recognition programs to the personality of your stars, and they’ll be more apt to stick around to do more great work for your organization. Read More

Nonprofits: Think Like the Cows
Nonprofits: Think Like the Cows Fri, Oct 26, 2012 Often we get so focused on the work to be done, we don’t take the time to better understand either those we help or those who help us help them. As a result, collaboration and support may be less than desired. Read More

Avoid Membership Renewal Mistakes
Avoid Membership Renewal Mistakes Sat, Aug 25, 2012 When you follow best practices for membership renewals, you’ll likely find your members excited and energized to stay on your team. Read More

Is that board member difficult or different?
Is that board member difficult or different? Sat, Aug 25, 2012 It’s possible someone could be mislabeled as difficult just for not fitting the same cookie cutter personality as other board members. Read More

Don’t delegate and forget
Don’t delegate and forget Fri, Apr 27, 2012 Delegating and forgetting is a recipe for disaster. Read More

Are you asking or telling your board members what to do?
Are you asking or telling your board members what to do? Sun, Nov 27, 2011 Taking out the trash was a necessity, but I would have felt better about doing it if I had just been asked nicely. Read More

Hardy’s Golden Rule for nonprofit leaders
Hardy’s Golden Rule for nonprofit leaders Thu, Oct 27, 2011 Celebrating small successes – your own and others,' generates personal motivation to do more. Read More

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