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 proposal. How can you help your board to align with your proposals for the benefit of them, for you, and your nonprofit? 5[…]

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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 decide—because the topic is central to your work. Plus, you have other issues to tackle, and no one is happy. What can you[…]

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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 group, such as your board or staff, that defaults to the negative is like wearing a full 70-liter backpacking uphill mid-summer. Besides being[…]

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Find Balance in the Whirlwind: CEO and ED Job Hacks

Identify Your Top 20 Percent and the Time to Do Them. Secure Your Seat What’s Happening     How It Works Reserve your seat for Karen’s CEO Conversation on June 8 at 1 E. Never attended? Learn more about Karen’s CEO Conversation. What CEOs are saying about Karen’s CEO Conversations[…]

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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 you to lighten your load and help your organization get to the next level. But sometimes your best efforts are not enough. Your[…]

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