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Effective Board Recruitment: Another Key Characteristic of a High Performing Board

The typical nominating committee process typically limits you to only those individuals your board members know, not those who you may need to know.  My recommendation is to progress from focusing on ...

Building Trust

Whenever you consistently make decisions that benefit your mission, you will earn people’s trust and respect.  Respect is really gained through your informal authority:  people’s trust and admir ...

Are You Ready for the New Competencies of Nonprofit Leadership?

Today, the executive leadership skills required for a nonprofit organization to succeed have changed dramatically. The new leadership requirements that will be needed to navigate and lead your organiz ...

Articulating Your Vision

By Dennis C Miller Where are you going?  One must answer this question before any effective strategic plan can proceed.  Your vision for your organization’s future is what will inspire your key st ...

Leadership Nugget: Characteristics of a Nonprofit in Strategic Alignment

By Dennis C Miller Today, more than ever before, the chief executive and board must be true partners in leading the organization forward to generate the positive social impact needed in their communit ...

Leadership Nugget: Key Components of Organizational Assessments

By Dennis C Miller Confidential interviews with key members of the Board, executive team and other key stakeholders are the basis for a successful organizational assessment. An outside facilitator, wi ...

Leadership Nugget: Overcoming the Silo Mentality

By Dennis C Miller Many organizations have unresolved internal issues and conflicts preventing them from working more effectively together. The culture of “my needs first” has to be transformed in ...

Leadership Nugget: Strategic Alignment

By Dennis C Miller A successful strategic plan means the entire organization, including the work of the board, leadership and staff has to be restructured to require individual goals to be fully align ...

Assessing the Results of Your Strategic Plan: One Year After

By Dennis C Miller The strategic planning process can be one of the most exciting times for any nonprofit organization. New vision statements are created and the entire organization may feel a sense o ...