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Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?

Nonprofit Career Moves – Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?

Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?A client asked about potential career moves. She was toying with pursuing a development position vs. an executive director role. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? From my perspective, as an advisor and mentor to individuals in the philanthropic arena, here are the top benefits and drawbacks of each position.

 

CEO

CEO Position Advantages

  • You determine and follow your vision for the future
  • Varied activities, including executing the mission, managing people, organizing revenue
  • More interaction with mission
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How to Recruit Stellar Board Members

How to Recruit Stellar Board Members

Listen to this video to solve your board member recruitment challenges AND to establish a simple but effective system to generate a pipeline of prospects for your nonprofit organization. Discover how and why to create a PBM list. #33

 

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Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?

Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?

Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?You’re recruiting board members. Which of the following represents the top trait to pursue?

  1. Candidates with high-net-worth who can make large donations,
  2. Individuals who know lots of people who will make lots of introductions,
  3. People who work well with others, or
  4. Something else.

The Answer

The answer is d. Something else. While having board members with means, great connections and people skills represent desirable characteristics, you need members who can think strategically.

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Fake News and The Nonprofit CEO Salary

Fake News and High CEO Salaries

Your CEO runs a million dollar enterprise with tons of staff and vast amounts of responsibility. Yet, you run into people who are SHOCKED, just SHOCKED that your CEO earns a competitive salary. How do you deal with this “fake news”?

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How to Deal with Boards Who Won't Fundraise

How to Deal with Board Who Won’t Fundraise

How can you deal with board members who flat-out refuse to help raise money in any way? First, recognize that three kinds of refusal exist. Plan your success from there.

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Drive It Home, Dear Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear

Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear Use Your PowerBefore cell phones, when I was in graduate school, my car was in the shop. My new husband lent me his boat-towing station wagon to make my fifteen-mile trip across town to class. On the Interstate, the back of the car began to shake. I slowed down, pulled off, crept onto campus, and ran to my class.

Afterward, I called my husband at work. “Oh, yeah,” he said stepping out of a meeting, “it’s been doing that. …

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What Is The Most Common Reason Nonprofits Struggle with Revenue

What Keeps Most Nonprofits from Earning More Revenue?

What is the most common reason that nonprofits struggle earning more revenue? It’s not lack of opportunity but something else that you have under your control. Listen to discover how to organize your day, so you make progress on earning more revenue every day.

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Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Answer These Five Questions to Find Out

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

A new customer’s sent me a copy of their strategic plan via email.

When I got it, I laughed out loud. The email reference line said, “Strategic Pain.”

Was this a typo, an autocorrect, a Freudian slip, or, a secret in-house name for a process the sender takes up under duress?

Let’s face it, for many organizations creating a strategic plan is a pain. Perhaps they worked hard constructing a beautiful document that …

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What Is The Most Important Board Member Characteristic?

What Is The Most Important Board Member Characteristic?

Do you want to recruit new board members? What is the most important characteristic to seek? The ability to write large checks? An extensive network of friends? Or, how well they work with others? All of these characters will provide value to your nonprofit organization. However, the key characteristic is something else. Watch to learn more.

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Why Does Your Board Resist Helping with Fundraising?

Board resistance arises from four sources. Which one is healthy? Which three are unhealthy? By analyzing the sources, you can determine how to proceed to blow up the resistance. Listen to begin your investigation on why your board resists and to learn how to prevent two common types of resistance.

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