The recipe for the best board chair

What makes the best chair of a nonprofit board of directors? One could argue that the traditional cultivation process many organizations follow is not necessarily the most effective. You know the practice–a volunteer serves on a committee, is elected to the board, then moves up through the roles of secretary or vice chair, etc., with“The recipe for the best board chair”

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Leadership and Coaching

Life in the nonprofit sector often demands that we move deftly between a management role and a leadership role—and appreciating the critical difference—in the course of a day. We believe our sector’s leaders struggle too often with tactical, not strategic, approaches. Innovation and bold leadership are in short supply. Isn’t it time to stop driving“Leadership and Coaching”

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Strategic Planning

Making time for your board and staff to embark on a strategic plan should not be a postponed luxury. A well-conceived strategic plan takes into account your vision, mission and broad-reaching goals, includes the perspectives of different stakeholders, and translates naturally into an annual program of work with performance benchmarks. A multi-year plan will inform“Strategic Planning”

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Fundraising Strategies

We believe that the reason so many nonprofits struggle with resources and cycle through development directors every two years or so is not a weakness in skill or will, but a lack of a strategic approach and imbalanced expectations. Your toolbox of fundraising strategies today includes so many options, from individual donors, board support, house“Fundraising Strategies”

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