July 3, 2023
The Best Free Board Assessment Tools-Easy Solutions

Quick quiz: How often do you engage your board of directors in a self-assessment? It turns out that when it comes to board evaluations, nonprofits[…]

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June 1, 2023
Do You Know the Surprise Ingredient that Creates Less Exhausted CEOs?

Is this what’s missing at your nonprofit? Before my gluten-free days, I used a bread machine to make school lunches. Most mornings, we’d wake to[…]

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May 25, 2023
5 “Easy” Steps to Get Your Nonprofit Board to Yes

Whether it’s a raise, strategic planning, or just changing how you’ve always done things, sometimes you need your board to align with you and your[…]

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May 24, 2023
3 Powerful Questions to Ask Your Board in Tough Conversations

Is your board stuck? Circling? Confused? Probably–if your nonprofit board has grappled with the same topic for what seems like forever. You’d like them to[…]

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May 16, 2023
Is the Sky Really Falling? Overcoming Team Negativity

When the CEO announced that the construction was finished on time and on budget, the board launched into complaints instead of rejoicing. Working with a[…]

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April 30, 2023
Find Balance in the Whirlwind: CEO and ED Job Hacks

In this Karen’s CEO Conversation, discover “hacks” to shrink your nonprofit CEO/ED workload, delegate more of it, and focus on your top 20 percent.

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April 27, 2023
Does Your Nonprofit Board Need an Expert? 5 Examples of Yes

If you’re like the intelligent nonprofit CEOs I get to work with, you are working with your board to make them into full partners with[…]

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April 27, 2023
How to Stop Your Board’s Fixation on the Wrong People

Too many CEOs lose sleep when their nonprofits get stuck. One common cause for getting bogged down is too much focus on the wrong people.[…]

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April 12, 2023
Better Boards: The Magic of Ending Meetings with Peer Shoutouts

Most board meeting end “with a whimper.”* If you would like to end your meeting with a wow, instead of a whimper, ask everyone to[…]

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March 30, 2023
How To Get More Board Governance Mid-Meeting

This video helps you to guide your board to stay focused on their board governance role and out of the management or micromanagement weeds IN[…]

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