An inevitable and essential board role is making CEO succession plans. No CEO is irreplaceable, and, in fact, the roles and skills needed in a CEO will change over time and with the evolution of the organization.
In the nonprofit arena — like in healthcare — there are best practices, systems and protocols that keep the organization functioning at peak capacity. Much like the human body, when an area is weak or neglected the nonprofit and its mission suffer.
In “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything,” Stephen M.R. Covey shares that when trust in a relationship increases, speed goes up with it and cost comes down. Everything happens faster and costs less because trust has been established.
To reduce churn among your donors, here are a few tips to help improve your cultivation tactics.
We all know the power of focus, the magical results when we can remain single-minded in our effort. Sometimes you’ll hear someone brag about how great they are at multitasking. For most of us, that is a fallacy. Research shows that’s not how we’re wired.
While some major donors are helping to boost overall giving in terms of dollars, the number of donors is shrinking. There are some nonprofit leaders who take shortcuts. Some shortcuts include not building capacity — the fuel to fund their mission and the people to whom they serve.
Here are 10 steps to help ensure that your organization – and you and your team – finish 2021 on a high note.
While we have many superstars in the nonprofit arena, too many professionals don’t understand the art, science and nuances of nonprofit leadership — boards, strategic planning, program evaluation and fundraising — and too many others aren’t willing to insist on proven best practices...
Expert research is essential for a nonprofit to achieve its potential for both a major fundraising campaigns and strategic planning...
The great composer Leonard Bernstein has been quoted as saying, “To accomplish great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” Bernstein would have been aghast — as we were — to read this proclamation on the website of a particular independent school about its strategic planning process...
Every time we finish a client engagement, we review the experience to see what we can learn from it. In every case, one major theme is clear: The quality and engagement of the board is a critical factor in the nonprofit’s success. Here are eight key tips for building and engaging your most successful board...
Brent Kennedy was a man on many missions — personally, professionally, intellectually.
Integrity and character come first — plain and simple. That’s the bottom line shared by my friend Marc Whitt in his new book.
An effective board embodies credibility and confidence in its institution. It’s one to which leaders aspire to serve; one that knows its strategic role, its fiduciary role and where members leverage their influence to help secure support and engagement.
As governments debate how to open their economies back up, questions remain on the pandemic’s impact on charitable giving.