6 Keys to Working Effectively with Your Board of Directors-The success of a nonprofit in realizing its mission is dependent on collaboration between the Board of Directors and Executive Director (ED) or CEO. Because board members may be generous donors, have influential community contacts, and usually have a strong influence on the ED’s longevity at the organization, the ED wants to keep them happy. [...]
3 Collaboration Tips That Can Make or Break Your Nonprofit-According to the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Collaboration can help nonprofits achieve greater social impact at lower cost.” In other words, teamwork saves time and money. Pretty simple, right? So, why do so many nonprofits struggle to make team collaboration a part of their organizational culture? All too often, nonprofits limit themselves to only the [...]
How to Keep Nonprofit Turnover from Undermining Your Mission-Sometimes, nonprofit turnover in just one position can be very draining on what is usually an already-understaffed team. Even more daunting is the rotation of your board and committee members. While common in all organizations, these changes create a painful distraction from the overall mission. Let’s look at one example of how challenging it can [...]
Nonprofit Board Organization: The Inside-Out Conundrum- The nonprofit collaboration landscape is completely different, and software choices should reflect those nuances. Often, nonprofit business software amounts to jamming a square peg into a round hole. The new collaboration tools that all the big businesses are using these days, like Slack, simply aren’t optimal for nonprofit use, because they’re conceived for organizations [...]
Think Selfishly: The Unexpected Key to Nonprofit Success- I recently met with a newer client in the Cureo community: a nonprofit that provides mental health and recovery services. Like so many nonprofit organizations, they operate with a staff of 20, a board of 15, sub committees, quarterly fundraisers, hundreds of clients in the system, hundreds of donors, and multiple locations. It’s way [...]
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