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Board Meetings: Pick Up the Pace!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in BLOG, Nonprofit Boards | 0 comments

Board Meetings: Pick Up the Pace!

Your board of directors, by design, makes formal decisions through its voting process. That typically means your board has to meet to discuss important matters first.

Simple right?

Sometimes yes. Sometimes no.

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Quick Tips for Nonprofits

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Change, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofits | 0 comments

Quick Tips for Nonprofits

How do you like to learn? Reading? Listening? Doing?

We have different learning preferences, and so I want to give you information in multiple formats. That’s why I’m launching my Quick Tips! for Nonprofits video series. Each video is less than 2 minutes long and offers one idea you can put to use right away.

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Powerful Grant Writing

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Fund Raising, Nonprofits | 0 comments

Powerful Grant Writing

Grant writers are in great demand these days. Mission-driven organizations typically survive on contributions and grants, and the competition for those dollars is fierce.

So everyone wants a grant writer who can come in and work so

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5 Team Building Lessons You Can Learn From a Marching Band

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Leadership, Nonprofit Boards | 0 comments

5 Team Building Lessons You Can Learn From a Marching Band

Today’s post takes a lighthearted look at team building.

Back in the 1990s, we heard a lot about building and managing teams. And we heard phrases like “team player” and “There’s no ‘I’ in team” enough to make us scream.

Or maybe that was just me….

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Are We Redefining Work-Life Balance?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Change, Leadership, Nonprofits | 0 comments

Are We Redefining Work-Life Balance?

Now with three generations in the workplace, many organizations are struggling to adjust. Many older organizations are still led by Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964). And the rising number of younger workers has put pressure on the old ways of doing business.

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One Overlooked Cause of Workplace Clashes

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Leadership, Nonprofits | 0 comments

One Overlooked Cause of Workplace Clashes

It’s a good thing boxing is not allowed at the office. Otherwise, more workplace squabbles would lead to busted noses.

OK, maybe not. But bad blood can wreck morale and derail productivity. And while team squabbles may have any number of causes, here’s one you may not have considered: your team’s hard wiring…

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2 Ways to Stay Sane Through Organizational Change

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Change, Leadership, Nonprofits | 0 comments

2 Ways to Stay Sane Through Organizational Change

In my last post, I encouraged you to be proactive and prepare your organization for change. Because sooner or later change will come.

Now I want to offer you two tips for coming through organizational change with your sanity intact…

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No Time For Change?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Change, Leadership, Nonprofits | 0 comments

No Time For Change?

We know Change is coming. So why are we caught off guard when it shows up? Maybe we’re too busy to think about it. Or maybe we expect Change to stay away until we’re ready for it.

We cruise along with our heads down, hustling to complete that ever-bloated To Do list, until we’re smacked in the head by Change…

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Change: Coming Soon To A Nonprofit Near YOU

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Change, Leadership, Nonprofits | 0 comments

Change: Coming Soon To A Nonprofit Near YOU

The rumors are true: One thing you can always count on is Change. Things are rolling along smoothly, and……..BAM!! There it is: Change. Sometimes exciting, sometimes depressing, it’s an equal opportunity agent. And sooner or later, it’s coming to visit you…

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