Executive Issues

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way
July 9, 2021 at 8:56 am

Many individuals in the field that aspire for leadership positions are basically on their own when understanding how to effectively lead. There is no one-size-fits-all manual for leadership. Leadership is sprinkled throughout every organization, regardless of size or functionality. If you have not studied the concept of leadership, how do you know what it is like in a nonprofit setting?...

What is the Primary Role of a Nonprofit Executive Director?
June 17, 2021 at 3:33 pm

The leader of a nonprofit organization plays many roles with many constituencies. But there's one primary role every executive director should have. It's a role that consists of marketing, public relations, communications, programs, finance and many other interwoven elements...

The Importance of Following Trends
May 28, 2021 at 10:16 am

Several things are certain in 2021 thus far. The year 2020 is behind us and 2021 is transitioning to a new normal. Let us see how this year plays out for the nonprofit sector. Examine where you are so far this year and where you expect to finish in 2021. Focus on what you can control. Prepare for unpredictable...

Transformational Gifts Aren't Out of Reach — All You Need Is a Big Idea
May 25, 2021 at 9:44 am

Transformational gifts can take your organization to the next level. Pursuing transformational gifts from a select group of interested and capable donors is not only the best way to achieve your annual fundraising goals, but it can also catalyze further growth and provide a stable future for your organization...

How Nonprofits Can Prevent Prevent Negotiation Failure
May 25, 2021 at 9:11 am

Negotiators, even professional ones, make surprisingly many wrong decisions that doom negotiations that should have succeeded. Fortunately, recent research in these fields shows how you can use pragmatic strategies to address these dangerous judgment errors...