Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Advice for Nonprofits on Accepting Gifts of Real Estate

Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Advice for Nonprofits on Accepting Gifts of Real Estate

Over a decade ago, I had an a-ha moment with a good friend – we were talking about an upcoming holiday and all the gift-giving that happens. We discussed the subtle difference between a present and a gift. A present is something that you want the recipient to have. A...
Death by Meeting? 6 C’s to Energize Your Meetings

Death by Meeting? 6 C’s to Energize Your Meetings

Dave Barry said it best: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’” Yet, meetings (and now virtual meetings and calls) remain an effective tool...
Lean Startup for Nonprofits

Lean Startup for Nonprofits

I was struck, but not surprised, when I heard the authors of Moneyball for Government note, “Less than $1 out of every $100 spent by government is backed by even the most basic evidence that the money is being spent wisely.” This reminds me of Albert Einstein’s quote:...