Leadership

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Because of the frightening steps taken by some to silence people of color and the poor by excluding them from voting in this election, I wrote this piece for the Chronicle of Philanthropy: “...

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Elections, Voting, Nonpartisan
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Developing leaders may be the missing link in your nonprofit’s strategic plan. There tends to be a sense that “if you build it (they) will come” when it comes to hiring new leaders.

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At a recent gathering of state associations of nonprofits, we purposefully sparked a candid and invigorating conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
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This past January, I joined the ranks of Americans across the country who show up in masses on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to participate in volunteer service projects in their communities.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Volunteers
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Like most nonprofit professionals, I am passionate about the cause I support, and like many professionals, I am always looking for ways to build and strengthen my professional skills.

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Using background checks as one step of the screening process before hiring certain employees has long been considered a prudent hiring practice by nonprofits.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Background Checking, HR, Human Resources, Employment
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You can ensure a high performing board by taking time to orient and continually engage board members.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Board, Leadership, Education, Governance, Financial Literacy
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(We are grateful to Ray Lu, Summer Fellow, who contributed to this post.)

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Meetings, Agenda, Strategy
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Here are 3 common missteps in the human resource area:

Categories: Leadership
Tags: HR, Human Resources, Independent Contractors, Employees, Classification, Compensation, Grantwriters, Consultants
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An ongoing problem many nonprofit organizations face is finding new board members. For a large number of us, this ranks only behind fundraising as the biggest thorn in our side.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Board, Leadership, Governance

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