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The Silent Social Enterprise or Nonprofit CEO

You can tell a lot about the level of a nonprofit CEO’s leadership by what he or she says, or not, at a board meeting. I firmly believe that a social enterprise or

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By |March 5th, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

Nonprofits Are Businesses; Let’s Stop Thinking Otherwise

If you work in the nonprofit sector, you are hopefully aware that there are significant changes occurring. If you aren’t, shame on you. There is a paradigm shift happening with regard to the

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By |March 3rd, 2015|Blogging|0 Comments

Nonprofits and the Impossible Meetings

I have seen it time and again. Many nonprofits require that their board members attend monthly meetings in person. I am also aware that some organizations mandate that board volunteers across the country

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By |February 26th, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

Let It Go, There Is Always A Choice

We don’t think about it very often, but there is so much we can learn from a child. A few weeks ago, a four year old sang me Idina Menzel’s song “Let It

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By |February 25th, 2015|Blogging|0 Comments

The Rarely Used Resource: Fellow Nonprofit Peers

Nonprofit professionals work very hard with very limited resources. Recently, I came across a Boston Globe article entitled “Groups says nonprofits should act more like a businesses” about Dan Palotta and what he

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By |February 24th, 2015|Blogging|0 Comments

Don’t Be the Brian Williams of the Nonprofit Sector

What a great fall from grace for Brian Williams, the now suspended anchor of NBC Nightly News. By now we all know his claims of supposed helicopter rides while being shot at in

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By |February 19th, 2015|Blogging, Leadership|0 Comments

Change is Underway in Philanthropy

If you work in a social enterprise or nonprofit organization and you believe that the old school days and ways of doing things will go on forever, take another look at The Chronicle

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By |February 17th, 2015|Blogging|0 Comments

The Unrealistic Expectations of Philanthropic Donors

Donors have been accustomed to giving to charity and expecting nonprofit organizations to operate with minimal, if any, overhead costs. They have demanded that most or all of their financial support be directed

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By |February 12th, 2015|Blogging|0 Comments

The Nonprofit Pay Failure

Due to technological innovations, outsourcing and globalization, there has certainly been a drive to lower salaries to employees and fees to consultants. It is not an understatement to say that workers feel they

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By |February 10th, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments

A Key Strategy To Effectively Work With Your Board

One of the most important and toughest challenges for nonprofit executives is to work with their board of directors. What I have found, however, is that sometimes senior managers are too timid or

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By |February 5th, 2015|Leadership|0 Comments