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The Traits of a Great Nonprofit Executive Director

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Whether you’re looking to hire your next nonprofit executive director or contemplating taking the position in a nonprofit organization, it’s vital to the success of the nonprofit company to fill the seat with a worthy and skilled leader. The best nonprofit executive directors do more than just fulfill the nonprofit executive director’s duties. Executive directors […]

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Keys to a Highly Successful Nonprofit Board

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Nonprofit boards are not only the principals guiding the organization’s management, policies, and financial strength, but the heart and soul of the nonprofit, as well. Nonprofit board members have an obligation to make sure everything possible is being done to further the organization’s mission by offering comprehensive, ethical, and legal leadership. Nonprofit boards are also […]

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Things Nonprofits Should Know About Public and Product Liability

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If you’re running a nonprofit business then the chances are you’re trying to do good in the world. All of your efforts, and the efforts of your employees, are pulling in a positive direction. In the eyes of the law, though, this doesn’t mean you don’t have the same responsibilities and liabilities as other businesses. […]

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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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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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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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Nonprofit Leadership Potential: Do You Know It When You See It?

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The Dilemma For a Nonprofit Leader As a nonprofit executive leader, you only have so much time to spend mentoring others. But it can be difficult to figure out who to invest in. Wouldn’t you like to have a reliable way to identify someone with leadership potential? Someone you can invest your time and expertise […]

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Inexpensive Nonprofit Executive Coaching To Help You

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Would you like to be a better leader of your nonprofit? As a nonprofit leader, you’ve got huge demands on your time and attention. You’re also committed to developing yourself as a leader. Most likely you’ve taken leadership courses, listened to podcasts or invested in 1:1 coaching. But sometimes there are just too few hours […]

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How to Leverage Nonprofit Board Support

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Nonprofits exist and operate by the leadership of their board of directors. Not only do they provide strategic and fiduciary oversight for the nonprofit, but they also assist in funding and some planning components. Some nonprofits are completely run and operated by their volunteer board in what is known as a “working board”. For nonprofits […]

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