Ep 79: How a Film Festival Impacts Community Building (with Evelyn Colbert)

Learn more about the birth of a film festival and the superpower of this type of non profit in building community.

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10 Common Mistakes Boards Make When Hiring a New Executive Director

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As you read this, there are two things to keep in mind. 1) Great boards often screw up a leadership transition. 2) Mediocre boards always do.

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Ep 78: What Nonprofits Can Learn from Tech Start-ups (with Ann Mei)

Organizations of all kinds know they must innovate or die out. But this word causes nonprofit leaders to break out in cold sweats. Why?

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10 Things That Drive Executive Directors Nuts

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Today I offer you my take on the top ten toughest things about being an Executive Director. And some color commentary and maybe an antidote for each.

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Ep 77: Navigating the Tension Between Development and Communications (with Steve Ralls)

Learn more about common tensions between Development and Communications and whether merging them under one umbrella works or muddies the water.

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Ep 76: The 4 Obstacles to a Diverse Board

I believe there are 4 primary obstacles to building a diverse board. In this episode, I explain what they are and I’ll tell you exactly how you can overcome them.

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The Best Book I Read This Past Year

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Useless meetings? I have had my share. Bet you have too. Well, over a recent break, I discovered the antidote with a hat tip from a friend and colleague.

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