March 11, 2013
How Can You Prevent Board Problems?

What has been your biggest challenge?” I asked a retiring CEO. “The Board,” he said without hesitation. “Isn’t that true for everyone?” Board nightmares are[…]

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December 13, 2012
Nonprofit Merger Checklist: The Ten Steps

Nonprofit Merger Checklist: The Ten Steps The Ten Nonprofit Merger Steps Here is a checklist of merger steps for your nonprofit. Yes, the list is[…]

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May 2, 2012
The Board Excellence Plan: Create the Board of Your Dreams

In a dream, you are at a board meeting. Your board members are 100 percent supportive, challenge you in friendly ways, encourage you to lead,[…]

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February 25, 2012
What Alternatives Exist to Merging? 5 Ideas on How to Save Your Nonprofit

Here are five ways to save, rescue, or improve a nonprofit or a nonprofit program without adequate funding instead of merging. 1. Change the Form,[…]

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February 3, 2012
How to Use Your Strategic Plan Every Day of the Year

“I Love My Strategic Organization, Every day of the Year.” Is your nonprofit strategic planning a once-per-year event at your organization? Or, like Neil Sedaka’s[…]

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October 18, 2011
Are Your Fundraising Projections Realistic?

Joe was hired four months after the start of the new fiscal year. Among other duties, he was asked to raise money. The income he[…]

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January 14, 2011
Want Money? Karen’s Basic Income Tool Kit

Rank your nonprofit’s ability to earn more money. What lies between you and more funding for your nonprofit organization? Less than you think. Does something[…]

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September 8, 2010
Five Steps to Take Before Your Nonprofit Merges

For several months, I have been working on a nonprofit capacity project exploring mergers. The following are insights from the project’s readings and discussions that[…]

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August 3, 2010
Guilty As Charged: Prove Your Board Supports Your Nonprofit

Before a jury of your peers, would your board members be found guilty of supporting your organization? Would a lawyer find enough evidence to convict[…]

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September 11, 2009
Karen’s 30 Leadership Activities for Growth

One way to prevent burnout is to keep feeding your brain with new ideas and possibilities. Here is a month’s worth of practical, low-cost, or[…]

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