Beware of Experts (Including this One)

Consultants are only valuable when they understand the context of your nonprofit’s needs. […]

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Informal Strategies

Every nonprofit has a strategy. However, many nonprofit boards have never discussed or approved their strategy. […]

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The Purpose of Change

The purpose of every nonprofit is to change society. Is your measure of success consistent with your purpose? […]

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See the Future

Boards have a hard time understanding issues in the context of the future and the big picture. Sometimes it is the presentation of the issue and sometimes it is the thought process of the board members that stand in the way. […]

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Navigating Board Issues

Most nonprofit boards have an impressive array of talent distributed among the membership. Yet, most are unable to take full advantage of the talent. […]

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Skill or Will?

Unfortunately, nonprofit boards sometimes become disenchanted with the nonprofit’s executive. When that happens what should the board do? […]

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Never Enough Time

A common lament of nonprofit boards is that there is never enough time to talk about strategy, discuss trends, set goals, or plan. However, highly effective boards find time to talk about those very issues. How do they do that? […]

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Information Overload

A common problem nonprofit boards deal with is board members showing up at the board meeting without having read the material. […]

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Why Are Nonprofit Boards Unwilling to Fundraise?

Many nonprofit leaders are disappointed with the fundraising performance of their boards. Is there hope? […]

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Take a Risk

It is very hard for most nonprofit boards to take a risk. They often think their job is to keep the organization from failing. […]

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