What is leadership?

According to John Maxwell, the world’s leading leadership authority, leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.  When leaders speak, people listen.  True leadership cannot be dictated, appointed, awarded or assigned.  It must be earned.  So, what are the factors that make up leadership? Character – Are you a person of integrity? Relationships – You need…
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Assessing Your Organization

How does your organization really function?  No, I mean really…in every aspect:  Financial, legal, human resources, governance, etc.  An organizational assessment can help you learn about your organization for once you know the strengths and challenges of your organization, you are able to make changes to help it to grow and thrive. Ideally, nonprofits will…
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Multiple Personalities???

What is the purpose of the nonprofit’s mission statement?  You are correct if you immediately thought that the mission statement is the reason the nonprofit exists.  In other words, the mission statement is the statement of purpose for the organization and sets your organization apart. All too often, I see nonprofits struggling with their mission…
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