10 Big Reasons Your Executive Director Needs a Contract

Executive Director Contracts

It’s not just good for the Executive Director. So how exactly does a nonprofit organization benefit from Executive Director contracts?

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Dear Joan: Our Founder Just Can’t Let Go

"You actually made a pinata of your board chair as a team building exercise at your retreat? 1) That is hilarious. 2) You're going to need extra sessions."

Each week, readers send emails asking for nonprofit advice, practical solutions, or just general “therapy”.

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How to Avoid Burnout

Avoid Burnout

We need to figure out how to let the stress go before it kills us. We put our jobs before our own wellbeing. But it’s not the job’s fault. It’s ours.

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Share Your Nonprofit War Stories


“3 angry calls from unpaid vendors so far this week. I have no idea what to even tell them.” How do you handle crises at your nonprofit? Some ideas…

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That One Great Board Member


Gloria is a former board chair. She wants to be a GREAT board member. But unless she changes her approach, her board will never get its act together.

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The Two Things Every Employee Wants


Assuming you’re not underpaid, what are the two most important thing every employee wants? Employers take note!

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How to Write a Good Board Report

board report template

Don’t bore your nonprofit board! Here’s the right way to write a board report that will actually get read. And remembered!

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