Hoping for the Best While Preparing for the Worst: Nonprofit Risk Management Q&A with former Secret Service Agent James Savage

Hoping for the Best While Preparing for the Worst: Nonprofit Risk Management Q&A with former Secret Service Agent James Savage

As businesses reopen around the country, the question on every social sector CEO’s mind right now is – when should we open? What is the right thing to do for our employees, customers and clients? I sat down with my good friend and colleague, James “Jim” Savage, to...

A Check-Up for Your Nonprofit: Avoiding Organizational Decline or Failure

A Check-Up for Your Nonprofit: Avoiding Organizational Decline or Failure

We have all done it. We wait until we absolutely have to go to the doctor when we are feeling poorly. But, delaying medical care until you are in severe pain can lead to an urgent trip to the emergency room, large medical bills and, at best, a lengthy recovery. The...

Where is Your Organization in the Nonprofit Lifecycle? Why All Nonprofits Need This Crucial Piece of the Puzzle

Where is Your Organization in the Nonprofit Lifecycle? Why All Nonprofits Need This Crucial Piece of the Puzzle

As another year comes to a close and we explore possibilities for the next, I find that many executives and board members are reflecting on the “state of their organization.” I was recently asked by a client about the best way to determine where to focus energies in...

How to Review Executive Director/CEO Performance

How to Review Executive Director/CEO Performance

Governance expert John Carver was famous for saying “organizational performance is synonymous with chief executive performance.” In other words, if an organization is performing well, the CEO must be good. And, if an organization is performing poorly, it is the CEO’s...

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Ensure Every Part of Their Organization Advances Social Change

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Ensure Every Part of Their Organization Advances Social Change

We have achieved a landmark shift in our culture – corporations are joining nonprofits in the effort to create positive social change. What started with conscious capitalism and Benefit Corporations has now rippled into full-blown philanthropic efforts by Fortune 500...

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