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The Tell-Tale Qualities Of a Strong Board of Directors. Nonprofit MBA Podcast 3.6

In today’s podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and CEO of Pink Trumpet Hawwa Muhammad talk about what it takes to put together an exemplary Board of Directors for any non-profit. Having a good Board of Directors is crucial to a non-profit’s success, and hinges on the proper allocation of work, great organization, and impeccable hiring. It […]

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Handling Your Boss, The Nonprofit Board. Nonprofit MBA Podcast 3.5

Summary: In today’s podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and his guest Karen Eber discuss how to handle your boss, the nonprofit board. The sustainability of a nonprofit organization lies in its board members having the fiduciary responsibility to guide and act honestly for the good of the organization. The board can be challenging to the executive […]

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How Outsourcing Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More With Less. Nonprofit MBA Podcast 3.3

Summary: In today’s podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and Eric Thomas discuss how outsourcing can benefit nonprofit organizations. Effectively staffing a nonprofit can be a difficult task, and outsourcing is a viable option for nonprofits looking to optimize their budgets and back-office functions. Many nonprofits may be unfamiliar with outsourcing, so Stephen and Eric will fill you […]

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Professional Development For Nonprofits on a Nonprofit Budget

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Companies can sometimes spend lots of money on professional development for their employees, whether they are for-profit or nonprofit. Smaller to mid-sized nonprofits don’t always have the resources for that, and it’s hard to explain to funders the need for their dollars to go toward professional development. However, developing staff knowledge and skills is vital […]

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Being a Nonprofit Leader: A Guide For Board Members. Nonprofit MBA Podcast 3.1

Summary: In today’s episode, Stephen Halasnik and David Langiulli talk about the basic foundation in nonprofit organizations and what it means to have effective board members and board performance. It is no secret that open communication helps an organization run more effectively and avoid potential conflict, but what does this look like for day to […]

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How Leaders Sustain Physical, Mental and Emotional Toughness

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Most of us know the importance of recovery in the physical realm.  We exercise our muscles, then allow a period of recovery in order to maximize the strength gains.  We expend significant energy over the course of a day and then recover by eating and sleeping.  We work hard during the week and recover on […]

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Why a Positive Management Style Can Propel Your Nonprofit Forward Nonprofit MBA Podcast 2.14

Summary: With major influence, a leader should show a positive attitude to the employees in order to create a healthy work environment, motivate, and welcome innovational ideas. People naturally respond better when they are treated with respect and appreciation rather than with constant criticism. In today’s podcast, Stephen and Deborah will dive into their recommendations […]

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Business and Nonprofit Leadership: The One Thing Nobody Seems to Be Talking About

What is Leadership Anyway?   Everyone seems to be talking about leadership these days. Given that our country is strikingly divided on what constitutes “good” leadership, it’s time to start talking about what we actually mean. How can we evaluate the quality of the leadership unless there’s a shared understanding of what leadership actually is? […]

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State of Nonprofit Board Chairs: Preparing, Selecting, Supporting. Nonprofit MBA Podcast 2.10

Summary: There is no doubt that serving as a committee chair comes with significant board leadership and decision-making tasks. However, it is not just a chairperson’s responsibility to use their power for getting things done, but it is also their responsibility to oversee the board committee members and senior management team. In holding such a […]

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