If your nonprofit is new, making a tiny amount of money with events, or has a disengaged board, it might be time to get new board members. Where do you find them? You want people high up in a corporation, so that they can approve thousands to sponsor your event, or a year-end gift… [Keep Reading]
Pam Grow has put together a fantastic post about what foundation directors want. It’s a video. From 501videos. And I love it because; 1. It talks about how foundation directors like to see a good relationship between the executive director of the nonprofit and the development director. I do not usually see this. Do you?… [Keep Reading]
Lately, thanks to my friend Christina Attard, I’ve been reading a book called Fry the Monkeys by Alan Kay. In it, I am learning about how to talk about solutions instead of just problems. I think it’s a useful lesson for us as nonprofit leaders and managers, when people come up to us in a… [Keep Reading]
Does your board suffer from one of these lizard brain reactions?
Don’t ship on time. Late is the first step to never.
Procrastinate, cling that you need to be perfect.
Are you a nonprofit employee? Do you want a clear system to figure out if your nonprofit boss is doing right by your organization or not? Or are you a nonprofit board member? How do you provide oversight and make sure that your organization stays on track? Do you need a model to figure out… [Keep Reading]
If yes, then click on through to BoardNet. http://www.boardnetusa.org/public/home.asp If you need a little more WHY: Why would you want to sit on a nonprofit board? Because you believe in the mission. But also, it’s a good way to move on up in your nonprofit career. Have you ever known an executive director who previously… [Keep Reading]
Here’s where I get all “Transparency rocks!” And show you one of my board reports. Also, if you want to rebrand your nonprofit, you are going to love the Free Nonprofit Brand Report from Harvard University that I’m including here. You’re welcome.
Alexandra Peters is a nonprofit consultant, educator, writer, and believer in the profound importance of effecting social change in the not for profit sector. For thirty years, Ms. Peters has worked to make the nonprofit world better. Today she does me the honor of guest-blogging! And apparently, she knew me when I was just a… [Keep Reading]