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How to Help Your Board Stay in the Governance Lane: Added Value Video

Does your nonprofit board meander out of its lane? Does it micromanage staff, and dive into operations issues? This video will help you lead your board to develop strategy, policy, and improve the CEO’s effectiveness instead.

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Guest Post: Which End of the Telescope Do You Use?

by Gail Bower

Twenty-first-century business life moves at a faster pace than ever before. Staying on top of information that guides your business decisions is harder than ever.

In some ways, you practically have to be clairvoyant to stay ahead.

And at the same time, you have to manage the day-to-day activities and results of your organizations.

So which end of the telescope are you using? The one that allows you to look farther into the future? Or the one …

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Watch: Why Offer a Community Room? Practical Business Philanthropy

Here’s a way to give back and meet active community members. Plus I give a tip to help you engage with your visitor’s experiences.

Practical Business Philanthropy #11

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How Can You Have Great Board Meetings?: Added Value Video

Do you want great board meetings with good outcomes? Listen to these four practical, specific, and easy things you can do to create them.


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Are You an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leader?

Are You an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leader?

What Does Money Have to Do with Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Leadership?  

Less than you think.
But, still a lot.
Money is a tool. You need money to buy resources to support and further your entrepreneurial efforts.
Creating change is not free. If you’re an entrepreneurial leader, you need more resources than leaders satisfied with the status quo.

Money is Also an Outcome of Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Leadership

Revenue growth results from entrepreneurial leadership. Sometimes your income improvement is direct: you sell a …

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Can We Still Get Donations If We Have Healthy Reserves?: Added Value Video

You have substantial financial reserves to protect your organization and follow sound business practices. What can you do so they don’t reduce your donations or impact your grant applications?

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Tweaking Employee Next Level Benefits | How to Create New Wins with Classic Philanthropic Approaches

As U.S. headlines turn to high employment, your interests turn to retaining your current employees. I’ve written a lot in this space about how corporate giving can help you keep top talent.

Today let’s zoom in on two common employee perks and how you might tweak them to:

Inspiration

Given my specialty helping organizations to blow-up roadblocks in the way …

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How to Deal with Crazy Ideas from Your Favorite Supporters: Added Value Video

You love your supporter, but sometimes they come up with impossible, even dangerous ideas. Here are some tips on how to work with the challenge of bizarre ideas and to transform them into help for your nonprofit.

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Surviving Lost Rudders: Is it Time to Upgrade, or Replace the Way You Get Resources?

One political cartoon after Barbara Bush’s death illustrated a sailboat named, The Bush Family. Near it, a detached rudder labeled Barbara Bush floated away.

This is not an article about politics.

It’s a post about the necessity of dealing with inspecting and if necessary, replacing, upgrading, and otherwise improving your nonprofit rudder.

The cartoon brought to mind two recent conversations with executive directors with rudder problems.

The first conversation was about a lost rudder. The organization’s founders convinced a local …

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How to Get More Anonymous Donations: Added Value Video

Someone special left your nonprofit an anonymous gift. How can you build a relationship with the donor or at least begin one?

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