January 20: How to Lead in Uncertain Times


The nonprofit sector has such a critical role to play in lifting us all up in times of uncertainty. And that has ZERO to do with who is in the White House.

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A 60-Day Donor Retention Plan

Even the smallest organization can be top-notch at donor retention. Here is my 60-day plan to set up your new donors to become repeat givers.

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Ep 27: Confessions of a Terrible Board Member (with Eileen Opatut)

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What if a prospective board member looks great “on paper” but doesn’t pan out as the five-star board member you’d expected? Is it their fault? Yours?

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The Key to a Successful Performance Review Process

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Too many nonprofits don’t do performance reviews at all. Or do them poorly. And yet, regular assessments are one of the fourteen attributes of a thriving… nonprofit leader..

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Your 10 Favorite Posts of 2016

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Whatever you want to say about 2016, it sure wasn’t boring! Here are the 10 most popular posts I wrote in 2016. It’s a great list for any nonprofit leader..

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Ep 26: Building a Culture of Optimism (with Steve Gross)

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Two brothers start a business selling t-shirts with just $78 in the bank. They live out of a van and eat PB and J for 5 years. They are selling optimism..

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The Problem With Executive Sessions

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Nothing kills trust between the ED and the board like an unannounced executive session and no feedback whatsoever after it’s done. But executive sessions are important…

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