Executive Issues

Nonprofit Evaluation: Own Your Financial Transparency Story
May 14, 2018 at 11:56 am

In any industry sector, it is vital to own your story. This is especially true in the nonprofit sector where many prospective donors rely on nonprofit evaluation sites, like Charity Navigator, for making decisions on what organizations to give money...

The Trust Factor And Nonprofit Financial Management
May 2, 2018 at 2:18 pm

Many organizations encounter common nonprofit hurdles on the path toward making a difference. Here is how to overcome a few of the most common challenges. Nonprofits across the world are delivering real quantifiable value to the communities in which they serve. Just the other day, I had the opportunity to speak with an organization that […]

A Great Nonprofit Leader Needs to Be Genuine and Transparent
April 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One lasting and successful quality of a nonprofit leader—I believe any leader—is being genuine, transparent and having a strong moral compass. Being genuine means being authentic and real. What you see is what you get. This is a leader who doesn’t have a public persona, and then one that his or her staff and family must deal with...

Business Power Tools Non-Profit Dashboard
April 10, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Many organizations encounter common nonprofit hurdles on the path toward making a difference. Here is how to overcome a few of the most common challenges. Nonprofits across the world are delivering real quantifiable value to the communities in which they serve. Just the other day, I had the opportunity to speak with an organization that […]

Make It So: A Partner Paradigm Between Executive and Board
April 10, 2018 at 10:49 am

What does it mean for a nonprofit board to “support” its executive director? A bevy of organization development consultants promote a principle, to which I also subscribe: Nonprofit boards have one employee, and that employee is the executive director/CEO...

How Nonprofit Leadership Can Improve Its Board of Directors
March 30, 2018 at 11:06 am

In today’s competitive nonprofit market, it’s imperative for nonprofit leadership teams to determine short-term and long-term goals, systematically strategize their fundraising initiatives and manage their staff members as effectively and efficiently as possible...

A Personal Touch Can Lead to Big Nonprofit Impact
March 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm

In the process of creating a 12-month strategic plan, there is a lot of focus on: soliciting, preparing proposals, thanking the donor and reporting back the impact of that donor’s gift. But, what we have found can really make a difference in nonprofit impact are the small, personal touches that let the donor know you know them...

2018 Nonprofit Leadership Impact Study
March 7, 2018 at 12:38 am

Many organizations encounter common nonprofit hurdles on the path toward making a difference. Here is how to overcome a few of the most common challenges. Nonprofits across the world are delivering real quantifiable value to the communities in which they serve. Just the other day, I had the opportunity to speak with an organization that […]

3 Things to Help You Be a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Leader
February 27, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Studies show that nonprofit organization executives have an increased susceptibility to over-extend themselves, especially if their idea of a personal mission aligns with the mission of their organization. The irony? The leader feels like he or she is doing the right thing by giving too much of themselves for the organization, but is hurting the organization by burning themselves out prematurely...