Renee Rubin Ross

Renee Rubin Ross

Dr. Renee Rubin Ross is founder and principal of The Ross Collective, a consulting firm that designs and leads inclusive, participatory strategic planning processes for nonprofit organizations.

Why Organizational Values Matter to Fundraising and Strategy

At a recent strategic planning session, I was working with a nonprofit to create organizational values. As my team introduced the activity, a board member spoke up and said, “We’d like to focus on strategies and goals. Why should we take the time to focus on organizational values?”

3 Keys for Nonprofit Strategic Planning Now

It feels challenging to plan at a time of so much uncertainty. We may all feel like burying our heads in the sand and waiting for someone to yell, “The pandemic is over!” But because of the shifts of the pandemic, many nonprofit organizations are creating strategic plans.

How to Win the Strategic Planning Battle

None of us likes to put ourselves in situations in which we feel unsuccessful. For many of us, the response is to metaphorically turn the board over and scatter the pieces. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently as I’ve been thinking about the lack of strategic planning in many organizations...

3 Big Ideas for Productive and Inspiring Nonprofit Board Orientations

Daniel, a client with whom we had worked on governance projects and the executive director of a nonprofit organization, reached out to us with a request: several board members, Deanna and Kyle, complained that they felt “confused” about their participation on the organization’s board of directors...