A colleague of mine at the office relayed to me a conversation she had with major gift fundraiser. I’d like to highlight it here because if you’re a business leader who serves on a nonprofit board and you’re expecting that a significant gift ask by a CEO […]
We’re soon at the close of another year, and if you’re like me, you’re keeping your sights focused through the windshield instead of the rearview mirror. The philanthropic sector continues to evolve, as is everything in society because of forces such as wealth, technology, and globalization.
When I […]
If you’re a nonprofit leader, I hope you’re spending some time each day getting on social media and reviewing posts and comments from people who work in the industry.
Although I have a busy schedule of travel and meetings, I try to check out what’s happening in social […]
I had a conversation recently with an executive director of a nonprofit and he told me about an experience his organization that says a lot about kindness and compassion.
Not too long ago, the organization was having an event. As many charities often do when they have large-scale […]
I’m always about thinking big and staying positive as much as I can. But, today I was in a meeting, and one of the people in the room was telling us about the worst piece of advice he received.
And that got me thinking?
What is the worst piece […]
I learned of a small nonprofit that had to deal with a board member who was not able to fulfill his responsibilities due to cancer. A colleague of mine, whom I’ll call Jim, said to me there was a “raging internal debate” about whether to keep this […]
Have you ever heard of the idea of “managing up?”
If you haven’t, it’s something you should probably learn if you work for someone.
Managing up is a simple concept. It means making sure you give your boss, board members or the person you work for have what they […]
If you’ve been in the nonprofit sector for a while, you may come across a phenomenon called “founder’s syndrome.” It can be so destructive that afflicted organizations with this syndrome, which is also called “founderitis,” can implode and close their doors.
What is Founder’s Syndrome?
Founder’s syndrome or […]
Someone recently posted the article on social media, “Dear Kids: If I Die, Please Don’t Be a Sh**head.” As a parent and grandfather, it caught my attention due to the bluntness. But I also thought about it as a leader and manager. The following quote was […]