August 15, 2023
Strategy to the Rescue: Here’s Hope and 5 Terrific Examples

If everything’s going well in your nonprofit, working to solve your most significant problem might not matter. But if you’re challenged, it matters a lot.[…]

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July 27, 2023
When Your Board Members Volunteer: How to Manage the Role Confusion

When your board members volunteer, it’s mostly good news, but it can also be bad news. If you’re not careful, role confusion will result. Watch[…]

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July 25, 2023
What’s the Most Valuable Work Nonprofit Execs Do?

And, do you have what’s needed to get it done? At first glance, the most valuable work of a nonprofit CEO or executive director seems[…]

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July 17, 2023
Is Your Strategic Plan a Keeper or a Tosser?

Does your nonprofit strategic plan pass the smell tests? If not, your plan may be junk. Effective strategic plans generate alignment and both a unique strategy and a master[…]

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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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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 Breakthrough Questions to Ask in Rocky Board Meetings

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
5 Warning Signs Your Nonprofit Board Needs An Expert

If you’re like the intelligent nonprofit CEOs I work with, you work closely with your board to share the load and upgrade your organization. But[…]

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