March 22, 2023
7 Things Shrewd CEOs Ask Their Boards to Do That Reduce Executive Burnout

Are you seeking ways to engage your board of directors to support your work and improve its function? Here are seven things CEOs ask their[…]

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March 7, 2023
The Unique Opportunities of Women Nonprofit CEOs

“As they make decisions, women tend to weigh more variables, consider more options, and see a wider array of possible solutions to a problem (than[…]

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March 7, 2023
7 Nonprofit Board Recruitment Mistakes to Avoid

💡 Inviting people to lead your nonprofitboard is filled with promises and risks. You can maximize the odds of reaching your high board aspirations by avoiding these[…]

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February 28, 2023
Your 5-Minute Nonprofit Board Evaluation

Let’s face it, you and your board of directors prefer short meetings. And squeezing time in for the board to evaluate their performance is tricky. Yet,[…]

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February 20, 2023
Better Board Meetings: Do You Limit Seconds Before Firsts?

You want engaging nonprofit board meetings. How do you get there? In this video, Karen explains why it matters that only a few people talk[…]

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February 10, 2023
9 Answers to FAQ about the Board Chair and CEO Relationship

Nonprofit CEOs have a baked-in problem. The jobs come with instability by design. The CEO’s boss (the board of directors) changes regularly, as does the[…]

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January 30, 2023
3 Board Chair Relationship Best Practices

Your relationships with your board chair can be better—much better. Why it Matters: You, the CEO, picked (or agreed to work with*) this individual to[…]

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January 27, 2023
How to Have a Difficult Conversation with Your Board Chair

Working with a nonprofit board chair can be an excellent, growth-filled partnership—or not. Even great board chair and CEO relationships have pinch points. Not-so-great nonprofit[…]

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January 3, 2023
Did You Miss Any of These? The Top 2022 Posts

I’m happy to share the top 2022 posts . This year, working with your board, growing revenue, and your career were at the top of[…]

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January 1, 2023
Help for When You’re Not the Board’s First Choice

An Excerpt from Karen’s CEO Conversation: The Best CEO-Chair Partnership What happens when you are an internal candidate for the CEO position and the board[…]

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