June 17, 2024
Toxic Nonprofit Board Behavior: How to Expose Hidden Agendas

Is your nonprofit board being undermined by a boardroom bully, or bullies, or hidden agendas? Discover how to identify and tackle “The Meeting Before the[…]

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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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June 24, 2023
How to Manage Toxic 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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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
5 Warning Signs Your Nonprofit Board Needs An Expert

If you’re like the intelligent nonprofit CEOs I work with, you work closely with your board to share the load and upgrade your organization. But[…]

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March 18, 2023
How to Get Your Life Back: Establish Nonprofit Board Office Hours

You’re about to sit down to dinner when you get a text from a board member. You’re in a meaningful conversation with your best friend,[…]

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March 11, 2023
Stop Board Headaches! How to Recruit the Right People

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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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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