September 28, 2022
Do You Have the Right Development Director? Take this Quiz

Have you ever hired the “perfect” development director only to be disappointed? The individual looked good on paper and interviewed well—yet they failed to meet your expectations on the job. How can you avoid this challenge in the future? Understand that development directors fail for three common reasons. Two reasons[…]

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September 26, 2022
Nonprofit Strategy for Strategic Planning Haters

You announce that it’s time to do strategic planning, and you get resistance. Board member rolls their eyes or even verbally say, “I hate strategic planning.” Or the resistance may come from you. You may be thinking. We have to do it. A funder requires it. Or it’s[…]

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Super CEO-Chair Partnerships

Karen’s Next CEO Conversation Click here to learn more about Karen’s Conversations. If you are a nonprofit executive director or CEO, click here to receive an invitation. What CEOs are saying about Karen’s Nonprofit CEO Conversations Karen’s CEO Conversations are a great place to have candid, useful conversations[…]

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September 15, 2022
Bump Up Your Board Show Notes

Nearly every member wears a “resting bored face five minutes into your board meeting.” Drat! You’ve lost them—again. You know it doesn’t have to be this way. After all, in well-functioning nonprofits, boards join lively discussions, provide insightful guidance and commit to in-between activities that further your mission[…]

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August 19, 2022
Maximizing Between Meeting Board Engagement

You want your board members to join lively discussions, provide insightful guidance, and commit to in-between activities that further your mission and grow your connections. Go ahead. Help your board members make true commitments for between-meeting activities and help them rise above their circumstances. Chapters of Maximizing Between[…]

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