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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For a Good to Great Privacy Policy Ask Questions

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Originally appeared on Texas Nonprofits at http://www.txnp.org/Article/?ArticleID=18750 A few years ago I did a podcast on the importance of having a privacy policy. Now, with cyber attacks as regular as the sunset the topic is more relevant than its ever been. Thankfully, organizations are heeding the calls to put something in place. Unfortunately, what’s put in […]

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How To Create A Kick-butt Org Chart

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Current State of the Org Chart Org charts get a bad wrap. With them falling somewhere between the 6-hour cable window and telephone customer service on the “helpful” scale. But utility all depends on use. In other words, whether or not they are helpful depends on how and why you use them. Won’t you join […]

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Political Activity and Nonprofits: Why It’s Vinegar And Oil

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Those not in mourning over American Idol’s last season may have noticed a little election going on. Loaded with enough drama and hot button issues to give the Housewives franchise a run for its money. With so much at stake, it’s natural for organizations to want to jump in. As an ambassador, you might wonder […]

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My Appearance on The Philantrepreneur Radio Show

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Last week I sat with Victoria Boyd over at The Philantrepreneur Radio Show to chat about nonprofit governance. We laughed, we cried but most importantly we shed some much-needed light on a pretty murky topic. In a feat of defiance, I break down what we mean when we talk about nonprofit governance. We also cover […]

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