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3 Critical Conversations to Have in January

by Joan Garry

Get off to a great start in 2023 with these 3 crucial leadership conversations. Don’t get shot out of the cannon — take control of your year!

Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2022

by Joan Garry

The list is in! Let’s take a look back at your top 10 favorite Joan Garry blog posts of 2022…

The 8 Attributes of an Outstanding Board Chair

by Joan Garry

Survey says…! Name the top 8 things that every nonprofit organization needs in a board chair. The number one answer is…

I Came to Change the World, Not Conduct Performance Reviews!

by Joan Garry

So many nonprofit superheroes find themselves being fueled by the work of leading their organization but drained when it comes to the work of managing it. Here are 10 actionable tips that will make you a stronger nonprofit manager.

A Call to Action For the Nonprofit Community

by Joan Garry

One week. 15 strangers. And an eye-opening lesson that every single one of us involved with nonprofits needs to know.

One of the Most Creative Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Ever

by Joan Garry

Do your org’s diversity & inclusion initiatives go deeper than how diverse your board and staff is (or isn’t)? Learn all about a creative move one of my clients made to bring racial diversity to life in their organization!

Joan’s Top 10 Nonprofit Leadership Books

by Joan Garry

Check out my list of the top 10 nonprofit leadership books everyone should read to learn valuable insights on things like messaging, running effective meetings, and navigating the currently evolving workplace dynamics.

A Step-by-Step Recipe For Meaningful Board Engagement

by Joan Garry

An engaged board is a high-functioning board. Keep reading to learn how to empower your board to engage in strategic decision making for your nonprofit.

My Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Runs Deep

by Joan Garry

Earlier this year, I shared my commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with you and asked you to hold me accountable. I am still on the journey, and I am excited to share an update with you in this video!

How to Fire a Nonprofit Employee (Gracefully)

by Joan Garry

Firing an employee is never easy. But letting a colleague who’s not a good fit stay for too long can get in the way of your mission. Here’s how to do this more gracefully, even if you’re a natural people pleaser.