Are Emotional Attachments Obstructing Your Nonprofit’s Growth?

The emotional attachments that some nonprofit stakeholders possess are remarkably powerful. It takes enthusiasm, pride, dedication, and passion to coagulate a community of supporters who are loyal to an organization and its mission. These emotional attachments might include ideas, mindsets, Read More …

Leadership Transitions: The Importance of Clarifying Goals and Supporting Change

DRG president David Edell with activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership on Nov. 20, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Photo courtesy of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Photo by Dan Rest. Read More …

Want to Build a Diverse Leadership Team? Start By Asking These 3 Key Questions

  If you are like most nonprofit leaders, you recognize the value of recruiting and retaining a diverse team for the success of your organization. You may have worked on strategic plans that integrate diversity as a key pillar aimed Read More …

Is It Time for Your CEO to Step Down?

  The increasingly complex nonprofit environment makes run-of-the-mill leadership a risk to any organization that is interested in taking their mission to the next level. Nonprofits that are going through a transition need exceptional, progressive, enthusiastic leaders who can not Read More …

Beyond Diversity: 7 Practical Steps to Successfully Recruit and Onboard A New Board Member

  When the CEO and board chair of a reproductive health care organization approached me for board membership, I was interested in learning how I could contribute. Like many nonprofits, they were struggling to recruit and reflect the diversity of Read More …

Moving From Dissonance to Harmony: Managing Conflict on the Board

Power struggles, miscommunication, and differences of opinion are bound to show up on any nonprofit board and can intensify when an organization is undergoing an executive transition. When conflict arises, one’s first instinct might be to avoid it, but conflict Read More …

5 Questions to Ask During Times of Change

Change can be exciting. It can also be difficult, especially if your nonprofit is in the midst of a leadership transition, a realignment of its organizational goals, a restructuring of its staff…or all of the above. Organizations say that they Read More …

How to Avoid Limitless Job Responsibilities in Nonprofit CEO Searches

Job descriptions for the CEO/executive director role can be expansive. They can also lead to limitless responsibilities that can send the most high-performing executives looking for the nearest exit before they even enter your nonprofit’s door. While some senior-level positions Read More …