Category: Nonprofit Leadership

Steering the Ship

Last week, we covered some basic roles and responsibilities of board members. Since the primary role (as defined by the IRS) of a nonprofit board of directors is governance, this week, we shall focus on that role. The very word governance is derived from a Greek word that means, “to steer.” Think for a minute…
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Do People Care About Your Organization?

I often tell people that no one cares about their organizations. Ouch, those words sound really harsh. I don’t mean them to be, but in the minds of your donors and the general public, no one really cares about whether or not your organization exists. What they do care about is the work of the…
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Show Some Love to Your Donors this Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking of special ways to show your love and appreciation to key people in your life including your spouse, your children, your staff, etc. The day is also a great opportunity to share some love and appreciation with your donors. And…since it is likely to be totally unexpected,…
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