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Should I Start a Nonprofit?

by Joan Garry

Essential advice for aspiring nonprofit founders, including key questions to ask before filing for 501(c)(3) status, how to avoid common pitfalls, and create a strong, impactful beginning.

The Nonprofit Leadership Lab is OPEN (1-day Flash Sale)

by Joan Garry

Listen superhero. The world is counting on you. Come join the Nonprofit Leadership Lab and get the training and support you deserve! Our 24-hour sale closes in the morning!

The 3 Deadly Sins Of Dysfunctional Boards

by Joan Garry

Discover the three deadly sins that make nonprofit boards dysfunctional and get my tips to transform your board into a powerhouse.

Transforming Your Board from Difficult to Dynamic: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Joan Garry

Dealing with difficult board members? Before you throw in the towel, take a deep breath and read on. In this post, I reveal how to deal with dead weight on your board so you can focus your energy on loving up your Grade A leaders!

The Hidden Ingredient of a High-Functioning Board

by Joan Garry

What is the well-kept secret of a high-functioning board? Joan shares the hidden ingredient and why every board needs it.

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.

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.