Leadership

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Feeling empowered is a fundamental human need. It elevates our role in relation to the world around us, and enables us to overcome life’s challenges.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Culture
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You can find many articles and tip sheets defining the roles of board chairs and executive directors, including those admonishing board chairs that it’s their role to “support” the nonprofit’s executive director.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Board of Directors, Board Chair, Collaboration
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Nonprofits can use their credibility as proven champions for the community (not one political side or the other) to bring unnatural allies together. Nonprofits do this all the time.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Community, Nonpartisanship
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When we think about the characteristics of a charitable organization – a “public benefit” corporation (that’s the official IRS moniker for charitable nonprofits) – elephants may not immediately come to mind.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Empathy, Wellness, Leadership
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There are plenty of excellent articles and even research papers on succession planning designed to help nonprofits and boards of directors, but despite...

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Succession Planning
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Millennials have become the largest generation in the U.S.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Millenials
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Women rule the nonprofit sector – in numbers, if not in pay.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Equity
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Last week I had the pleasure of listening to Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, co-authors of...

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Well-being, Health
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Managers hate them. Employees hate them. Annual performance reviews “just take up time,” “distract from mission,” and force employees to wait far too long for feedback that could be useful for their professional development.

Categories: Leadership
Tags: Performance Evaluations, HR, Human Resource
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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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