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Create a Culture of Nonprofit Creativity
Create a Culture of Nonprofit Creativity Mon, Apr 30, 2018 Leaders are looking for new ideas and solutions to difficult challenges. However, identifying innovative answers can be challenging. Just telling an organization to solve its problems by thinking outside the box isn’t especially helpful. What does th... Read More

Be Intentional with Board Solicitation
Be Intentional with Board Solicitation Tue, Apr 03, 2018 How does your organization communicate its opportunities for leadership nominations? The recruitment process must be intentional. Look to these examples for inspiration. Read More

Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process
Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process Tue, Feb 27, 2018 Nonprofits have long been challenged by unmet expectations in board member engagement and performance. Whatever the challenges, they can be effectively and proactively addressed by starting with an honest evaluation of your current board recruitment ... Read More

Give Donors Red-Carpet Treatment
Give Donors Red-Carpet Treatment Mon, Jan 29, 2018 How would donors react if they felt like they received red-carpet treatment from your nonprofit? Would the outstanding customer service associated with such attention to detail and relationship building translate to increased donor engagement? Could ... Read More

Save Your Donors
Save Your Donors Mon, Nov 27, 2017 Is it possible nonprofits have grown accustomed to poor donor retention rates? Or is the situation just too overwhelming? Read More

Want to Improve Board Performance? Take these Five Steps
Want to Improve Board Performance? Take these Five Steps Mon, Apr 24, 2017 Changing board performance culture is also much more complex than simply announcing to board members, “I declare a new culture!” A successful transformation takes time and a focused process. Here are five steps to make your board revitalization happe... Read More

Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process
Recruit Board Members with Purpose and Process Mon, Feb 13, 2017 Do you have an effective process for recruiting board members? Take it from the pros: It's worth the effort to secure the right board members for the right job. It starts by refusing to settle for less than what your organization needs. Read More

Creating a Culture of Collaboration, Nonprofits Can Learn from Pixar
Creating a Culture of Collaboration, Nonprofits Can Learn from Pixar Sat, Feb 11, 2017 Despite the recognized benefits of collaboration, being aligned internally and putting collaboration into practice is often easier said than done. I recently worked with a nonprofit organization embroiled in a heated internal struggle between the adm... Read More

Articles You Selected as Most Popular
Articles You Selected as Most Popular Wed, Dec 28, 2016 You voted by your interest and dedicated reading of my blog, and the results are in! Check out my five most popular articles, and start the New Year off with focused strategies to help make your nonprofit more effective than ever before. Read More

Are Nonprofit Best Practices Stupid?
Are Nonprofit Best Practices Stupid? Thu, Dec 01, 2016 Why continue to do what doesn't work? Evaluate your practices to see if they are producing positive outcomes. If they're not, change them. My speaker colleague Stephen Shapiro has insight how to do just that. Read More

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