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17
MAY
2016

Build a Culture of Philanthropy and Get off the Fundraising Gerbil Wheel

Building a culture of philanthropy at your organization can help you get off the gerbil wheel of chasing the dollar and not feeling good about it. Successful nonprofit organizations understand that development—aka fundraising—is not a position or a project or a department—it’s... Read More →
01
FEB
2016

The Importance of Your Board’s Culture

We’ve all heard Drucker’s quote dozens of times—“culture eats strategy for lunch.” This doesn’t mean that culture is more important than strategy, but is a cautionary note that for an organization to be effective, its leaders must be as attentive to developing a positive... Read More →
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18
NOV
2015

Before You Say Yes

Serving as a board member takes your relationship with an organization to the next level. Whether you have worked with dozens of nonprofits or are contemplating service on your first board, vetting an organization before joining its board can make a difference in how well that... Read More →
30
AUG
2015

Be an Ambassador for Your Organization

A version of this article first appeared in the Corridor Business Journal. Enhancing the public standing and promoting understanding of the organization are fundamental board member responsibilities, but beyond inviting friends and colleagues to the organization’s activities, it... Read More →
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01
JUN
2015

Making Your Organization’s Event More Than Special-Making It a Success

This first appeared in the Corridor Business Journal. It seems that spring brings us an even greater number of nonprofit events—plant sales, 5Ks, galas, golf tournaments, and teas—with many including silent or live auctions as part of the event activities. Board members play a... Read More →
02
APR
2013

Corridor Business Journal Column: Effective Boards

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to write a regular column for nonprofits in the Corridor Business Journal.  Here’s my latest column discussing effective boards, which includes some discussion on the importance of the board’s culture. We all know that... Read More →
04
DEC
2012

Welcome to the Leadership Blog

  Welcome to the Leadership Blog. If you Google ‘leadership,’ you will get millions of hits. Clearly, a lot of us are talking, thinking, and writing about leadership. It’s a fascinating topic because leadership—good, bad, indifferent—affects our daily... Read More →