Teaching Your Board How to Fundraise

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Without fail, fundraising stays a top topic for board members and executive directors alike. Each group with its own expectations around the other’s roles and responsibilities. No surprise, the expectations of both the board and the ED rarely align. Leading to all sorts of conflict and passive aggressiveness (sound familiar?) So I was super excited […]

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How Your Business Can “Do Good” While Making Money

Happy belated Thanksgiving folks! Hoping you and yours had a good one. Snatching a chance to catch-up, after a busy two weeks. Got to hang out with change-maker’s at the Nonprofit Institute earlier last week, pep talk kick-butt lawyers (to be) at the University of Houston, grace a panel discussion with a few pioneers to […]

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Why “Can My Board Fire Me?” is the Wrong Question

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If I had a dime for every time a founder shows more thoughtfulness choosing Mario Kart characters than its board appointments…well….I’d have a boatload of dimes. But the easiest way to maintain an organization’s vision is to spend as much time as possible vetting board members and their fit with said mission. Treat the decision […]

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What NOT To Do When It’s Time For Your Organization to Wind-down

You read about organizations making uh-oh’s all the time. Expected and impossible to avoid. Sometimes they’re relatively minor uh-ohs, other’s are uh-oh’s so big it makes you want to run and hide. This recent uh-oh I read about is one that not only made me want to hide, but look for my passport. The Facts […]

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Tips & Tricks on Writing Board Minutes: A Resource Guide

I’ve had enough people ask about this one I figured I’d share it on the blog. It’s a brief guide I created for the 4Good community (join if you haven’t already). Just a few things to keep in mind when making your next go round at board minutes…because who doesn’t love writing board minutes? Would love to […]

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