Nonprofit survival in these unprecedented times depends more than ever on their leaders being willing to listen, evolve and respond. JBL Strategies invited Laura Elmore, seasoned executive director and chair of One Voice Central Texas, to share her perspective on what nonprofit leaders need to be focusing on now.
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Former Board Members – Hidden Assets
Former board members are hidden assets in plain sight! They typically have a wealth of knowledge, experience and a passion for your mission and can be powerful contributors in strengthening your organization for years to come. Capitalize on their value by intentionally keeping them involved in whichever way works for them and your organization.
Strategic thinking crucial in these uncertain times
Strategic thinking is even more crucial in these uncertain times. There are some immediate questions for an organization’s board and executive staff to be asking now, the most important of which in my view is “So What?” If you can’t answer “so what?”, leaders need to go back to the drawing board.
An imposter’s confession
Hi, my name is Jane Baxter Lynn and I have (or suffer from) imposter syndrome. It is a real thing. Why do you care? Because many of you may be challenged by this feeling of not being enough, of guilt for being too much, or simply inadequacy, without understanding why.
Clarity, Courage and Calm under Chaos – crucial leadership traits now
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?
Meetings not getting you the outcomes you want? If not, try something new
Are you getting the outcomes you want from the time you’re spending in meetings? If not, read our guest blog creator Chrysanthemum Marketing Raye Ward’s possible solution. Raye suggests that you try Liberating Structures, a set of tools that cultivates a focused purpose and broad participation. https://chryscomm.com/2020/02/26/meetings-arent-getting-you-where-you-want-to-go-try-something-new/