Make Succession Planning and Staff Development a Priority

Make Succession Planning and Staff Development a Priority

Originally posted on NonProfitPRO by Jeff Jowdy. Recently I enjoyed lunch with two friends who also happen to be my mentors. One is a former manufacturing operations guru who, for decades, has enjoyed success in human resources—first in senior positions with a Fortune...
Board Recruitment: Creating Your Dream Team

Board Recruitment: Creating Your Dream Team

Originally posted on Network for Good by Linda Lombardi. Avengers, assemble! You know what you want your board members to do, but do you know how to put together the right team? When you visualize your organization’s ideal board, does your current board align with...
Funding the Unforeseen

Funding the Unforeseen

Originally posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review by Laurie Michaels. By creating mechanisms to efficiently plan for uncertainty, philanthropists can ensure that they maintain forward momentum and keep their impact on track. Many well-conceived programs and...
Is Your Nonprofit Making Impact? Does Anyone Know?

Is Your Nonprofit Making Impact? Does Anyone Know?

Ask yourself if your nonprofit is really making an impact and if anyone actually knows. For example, in 2010, when the devastating 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and the world responded. Over the course of two years, international donors...