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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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 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[…]

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February 20, 2023
Better Board Meetings: Do You Limit Seconds Before Firsts?

You want engaging nonprofit board meetings. How do you get there? In this video, Karen explains why it matters that only a few people talk[…]

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February 28, 2022
When Good Boards Have Bad Fundraising Ideas

You feel it in your gut first when good board members have bad fundraising ideas. You’re in a board meeting discussing fundraising someone comes up[…]

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October 13, 2021
How to Deal with Unrealistic Fundraising Expectations

“How do you handle a board that sets astronomical fundraising goals?“ Janet asked this brave question at an Association of Fundraising Professionals luncheon. Why was[…]

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March 24, 2021
How to Manage Challenging Board Members

Are they a jerk, or do they have a point? He was problematic. After working with hundreds of boards over two decades, he stands out.[…]

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January 20, 2021
How to Help Your Board to Take Smart Risks

Perhaps you, like millions of other people, saw the Oscar-winning movie Frozen. Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa. Elsa is an[…]

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December 21, 2020
How to Manage Your Board When They Refuse to Fundraise

How can you deal with board members who flat-out reject anything to do with helping your raise donated money?

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October 3, 2019
How to Convince Your Board to Invest in Capacity

Capacity investments come just after leadership on the list of reasons why nonprofits thrive. Over time, these investments build a scaffolding you use to climb[…]

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