Thoughts on Nonprofit Leadership

5 Easy-to-do Self-care Activities for Busy Nonprofit Leaders for executive directors time management work relationships

This article stresses the importance of self-care for busy nonprofit leaders who are working sixty-hour-plus workweeks, have no time to tend to personal needs, and want to spend more time with family and friends.  Although there may seem like no way to do it, you must set aside time to take...

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How to Engage Board Members board relations for executive directors relationship building

     How engaged are your board members? According to a Boardable survey, 50 percent of respondents said that they felt more passionate and engaged about the importance of their work on a board or for a nonprofit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While 24 percent of respondents...

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How to Help Board Members Measure Up board relations evaluation for executive directors

     According to BoardSource, fundraising tops the list of board challenges, as it has since they first started collecting these data in 1994. In multiple studies, fundraising ranks first among board areas needing improvement.

     According to data from an Evelyn...

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How to Find Good Board Members board relations for executive directors relationship building

     You may look forward to board meetings as much as a visit to the dentist. In my experience, most board members are good people who know next to nothing about nonprofit governance. Yet, your board is the most valuable leadership asset your nonprofit has. Board members teach the...

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The Executive Director-Development Director Relationship for executive directors work relationships

     Today, we’re talking about how to approach your relationship with your development director. As I state in my book The Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System:

     “Often, the executive director-development director relationship is somewhat...

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Affording Talent on a Shoestring Budget financial management for executive directors work relationships

     So, how do you afford to hire development staff who are skilled, qualified, and experienced, especially if you are a small to midsized nonprofit? Don’t these types of candidates apply to the jobs that pay well, usually found in big organizations?

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Counteracting the Great Resignation—Part II for executive directors work relationships

     In today’s job market, it’s not easy to replace lost workers. Fifty-three percent of nonprofit executive directors say they cannot find enough qualified employees to fill their open positions. You need the job opportunity and recruitment experience to be...

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Counteracting the Great Resignation—Part I for executive directors work relationships

     In addition to a decreased capacity in service delivery, nonprofits are paying a high financial price because of The Great Resignation. On average, it costs 90-200 percent of an employee's salary to replace them.

     The first line of defense is to...

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Defining Executive Director-Development Director Fundraising Responsibilities for executive directors work relationships

As I explain in The Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System, “Although your fundraising staff are responsible for implementing specific fundraising activities, you also bear some responsibility for how well your development staff performs. You work in tandem as a team. You, the executive...

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