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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 ...

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 ...
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