During his freshman orientation, my younger son was introduced to HALT – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired – a stress management technique. For entering college students, it was supposed to help them increase self-awareness and understand what was going on with themselves and how this affected their interactions with roommates and others. It was geared to […]
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Does your nonprofit bring on new board members annually as a class, rather than randomly throughout the year? If they start out together, I commend you for choosing this wise approach. If not, I hope you will consider making a change after reading this.
When I read a story or hear about a nonprofit in extremis, I wonder if the leadership has been asleep at the wheel. Did no one see the signs? Why did they not point these things out to each other? What were they (or were they not) talking about at board meetings?
When I read a proposal from Marilyn L. Donnellan for a series of nonprofit management guides, I was so impressed that, after consulting with my team, we created a new series: Nonprofit Management Simplified™.
After more than a century, a nonprofit organization just closed its doors. I can’t help but wonder whether the situation would have been different if, years ago, the board of directors had not “settled” when selecting a new executive director.
This by Amy Wishnick article is the first of two that discuss what can go wrong when hiring a nonprofit executive. She cautions against settling for less.
A few months ago, with apologies to David Letterman, I wrote, “Top Ten Things Nonprofit Managers and Supervisors Should Not Say.” Now comes part two. In reverse order, we bring you: The top ten things nonprofit managers and supervisors should always try to say.
Why Is evaluation important? Evaluation, outcomes measurement, baselines, etc. are terms that are used interchangeably. But what does it all mean (besides a lot of word salad)?
The start of the fiscal year, even if not recognized with champagne and fireworks, often signals new beginnings. In the months and weeks leading up to July, there is often a burst of activity in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit executives and their boards of directors create and ratify new budgets. Perhaps the governance or nominating committee […]
We’ve all been there. Said or done things we wish we could take back. As a manager, director, or supervisor this becomes even more of an issue. Sometimes the things we say or do in those roles have far-reaching effects and linger on much longer than we think. So, with apologies to David Letterman, and […]