As the world faces so much uncertainty and many difficult decisions are having to be made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, now more than ever people are looking to their leaders for direction. What traits are leaders like those in our nonprofit community needing to draw on at this critical time?
Silos and road blocks are common themes in nonprofit organizations. What may appear to be internal or external boundaries or limitations can often be potential opportunities for greater collaboration. Stepping back and intentionally identifying the synergies across departments within your organization and/or between your organization and its partners can produce significant, positive results.
Engaging your nonprofit board of directors is key to an organization’s success – is your board onboard the boat or do they ride the bus? Is yours an engaged board of directors or is it an on-going challenge to get them to contribute more than simply turning up for board meetings? If it’s the latter, you are not […]
Envisioning a bold future and then mentally ‘walking back’ from the future, imagining what would be required to reach that vision, can literally change the world or your organization’s path forward. In 1961, John F. Kennedy in a speech to the United States Congress challenged the country to put a man on the moon before […]
These are the words one of our board members shared as they were leaving a recent board meeting. Does this sound familiar? Is this how your board members feel? I hope so, but if not, keep reading…
When we think of Strategic Direction, we’re reminded of a simple quote by Yogi Berra: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” Knowing which path to take when you and your organization reach a fork in the road can mean the difference between success and failure. A well-articulated strategic direction and […]