Co-Create Success

Would your clients enjoy greater success if they were served by a partnership of nonprofits offering a range of services? […]


The Dynamic Nonprofit

Does your nonprofit’s structure enable or inhibit your nonprofit’s ability to be dynamic, adaptive, agile, and flexible? […]


Reflective Thinking

Nonprofit boards that practice reflective thinking are more effective. Here is how to transition your board. […]


Understated Value

Why your nonprofit innovates is more important to your donors, clients, and community than the cost of innovation. […]


Hiring Mentees

Workers do what is asked of them. Mentees accomplish what must be done.

It is easy to find Workers. There are many people out there who can and will do what is asked of them. They show up, do what they are told, and go home. However, that process does little to make the organizations […]


How Far into the Future Should You Look?

To make a meaningful, measurable, and durable change in clients’ lives, a nonprofit must have a plan that extends beyond its service cycle. For many nonprofits, the service cycle covers multiple years. For many youth organizations, clients enroll for several years. One of the longer cycles is a pre-K through 12th grade school. In that […]


Top Performers

Almost every organization has a few top performers. While it is true that in every group someone is the best and someone is the worst, it is unnecessary for the gap to be huge.

Think about professional sports teams. Every member of those teams is exceptional.

Even with a limited budget, you can use their […]


Look for Challenges

Dozens of bumper stickers tell us that challenges or problems are great opportunities in hiding. They all sound great until you are slapped in the face by one. Then our first reaction is to find a workaround.

We search for the workaround because there is a deadline that must be met, there is a client […]


Lifetime Employment

Lifetime employment (an employer’s guarantee of a job for life) sounds like a utopian idea. Think about it before you discard it as whimsy.

Most workers in the US see their jobs as temporary because their employers see their employment as temporary. As a leader, you have the opportunity to change your staff’s attitude […]


Your Mission: The Superhero

A well-written story about your mission will make your nonprofit a superhero in your community […]