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  • Crush Your Annual Review: 10 Steps For Executive Directors

    by Joan Garry

    Executive directors complain that they do not receive a formal annual performance review. Here are 10 potential opportunities for achieving a stellar performance review!

  • Rockstar Recruitment: How To Hire The Best People

    by Joan Garry

    Dream candidates could be right in front of you and you could completely overlook them if your recruitment process upholds the status quo. Indeed, using the same standard recruiting criteria as everyone else could be an invisible blocker to attracting and hiring your dream team. These two strategies are how you can reinvent your recruiting process with smashing success.

  • My 5 Biggest Lessons For Successful Nonprofit Leadership

    by Joan Garry

    These are the 5 biggest lessons I had to learn when I first became a nonprofit executive director. And understanding how to implement them changed everything.


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Not Enough Money.

Too Many Cooks.

An Abundance Of Passion.

About Joan Garry

Joan Garry is the Principal of Joan Garry Consulting. Her team works to build and cultivate leadership at the board and staff level in the service of strengthening the nonprofit sector. She is a consultant, author, blogger and a highly sought after public speaker and media spokesperson.

  • Fire Your Meetings, Refuel Your Leadership

    by Joan Garry

    Back-to-back meetings are a drain. Yet, meeting overload is a common source of stress for nonprofit leaders. I call for a rethink on your meeting schedule. Here is one tool that can powerfully change your calendar and create meaningful space for you to reclaim power to refuel your mojo.

  • Fundraising In An Election Year: Fear vs. Fact

    by Joan Garry

    Watch this very special video post to learn the facts about fundraising in an election year.

  • 12 Nonprofit Leaders Who Are Changing The World

    by Joan Garry

    From humble beginnings to the helm of leading change, these 12 nonprofit leaders are bringing equity, inclusion, and justice to the world.

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