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Creating an Inspiring Vision

Creating an Inspiring Vision:  What is the strategic plan to achieve it? Have your ever embarked on a strategic planning process with high hopes and excitement, but end up being disappointed with the ...

Collaborations and Mergers: What is the best strategic choice for your organization?

One of the key questions for nonprofit leadership to answer is “Do we need to always go it alone or can we collaborate or merge with another organization to enable our programs and services to b ...

Replacing Your Board Chair Doesn’t Have To Be A Struggle

Identifying the board chair-elect (or board president) is a well-established process for many nonprofits. The board chair-elect is usually chosen at the same time as the board chair. While the chair i ...

Today’s Nonprofit Boards Seek Transformational Executive Leadership

Today, more and more nonprofit boards are seeking a chief executive with transformational leadership styles. In the past, nonprofit boards often placed a strong emphasis on recruiting chief executives ...

Communicating Your 2014 Achievements

Communicating Your 2014 Achievements: Why This Matters for 2015 When was the last time you examined your achievements AND communicated them in a compelling way to your stakeholders? Throughout 2014, y ...

How And When To Fire A Board Member

Board members are a tremendous asset for most nonprofit organizations, providing needed expertise, as well as the necessary leadership in furthering the mission and success of the organization. Howeve ...

Find the Courage to Address Your Internal Challenges

I believe the overwhelming reason most nonprofit organizations fail is the result of not adequately addressing their internal issues. Internal obstacles often include: Lack of trust and respect among ...

Great Oak Awards Dinner A Great Success

What a great evening to attend and participate in the inaugural Great Oak Awards dinner. I applaud New Jersey Monthly for honoring businesses that are successful, but are also generous and supportive ...

Board Reappointment: Are you assessing performance?

The other side of board recruitment is board reappointment.  Highly performing boards have clearly defined and articulated expectations of their individual board members.  Prior to being reappointed ...

Chief Branding Officer (CBO): A Core Competency for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders

The chief executive is the face of the organization.  Though sometimes the board chair takes on this role, it is more and more the need of the executive director to be the chief communicator, proudly ...