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Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 2

Step 2 -Plan for the success and sustainability of your organization.

  After you have assessed your organization’s and your board’s status and needs, which was discussed in the last blog post titled ‘Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 1’, it is important to plan for your organization’s success and sustainability.  It is important to first determine what type of planning has your organization engaged in at this point in time?  Are you in need of some sort of formal planning?  Has your organization participated in any level of strategic planning?  The status and needs of your organization will help determine what level of formal planning you should complete. Read More

Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014 – Step 1

Step 1 -Assess your nonprofit board of directors status and needs

I'm excited to get into more detail to help you recruit and retain the right board members for your nonprofit board of directors!  Last blog I gave an overview of certain steps your board can take to ensure that you are recruiting and then retaining candidates who are the best fit for your nonprofit board.  This week, we will speak in some more detail about Step 1 = Assess.  When conducting an initial assessment of your board, on a broad scale, it is important to determine the status of your organization as well as to decide the specific needs of your board. Read More

Recruit and Retain a Strong Nonprofit Board of Directors in 2014

As it is a new year and many of us are re-assessing our lives as they are now and how we would like them to be, I think it is a fitting time to take a look at your nonprofit board of directors.  Are you all working from the same mindset?  Does everyone know the values, mission and vision of the organization and are making decisions based on these important factors?  Since the board helps to set the tone of a nonprofit's culture, I am re-publishing, with some updates, this and the next 4 blog posts to help you ensure that you are recruiting and retaining a strong nonprofit board of directors. Read More

How to Plan for a Great New Year – 3 Simple Steps

A Better YOU Means a Better Nonprofit Organization

We are almost 2 weeks into 2014 and I am still excited about and working on my goals and intentions for the New Year.  Many people made resolutions and are working hard to build new habits and make their goals a reality.  As we all work towards those accomplishments, here are three simple steps that you can take to plan for a great year.  These will help if you have already made resolutions or not.  If you have already made resolutions, use these steps to reorganize how you think about them.  Starting with the successes that you accomplished in 2013 will help remind you of your strength, power and potential. Read More

The ‘L’ in Leadership

Love and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

As I think about this time of year, a time of giving thanks, sharing gifts and being with those we care about, I think about love.  Last week, I took my 6 year old son to see the movie Frozen.  The movie tells the story of two sisters.  The older sibling was born with the magic of turning things to ice with her touch.  She accidentally hurts her sister with this magic and cannot forgive herself.  She does not know how to control her magic and therefore locks herself into a room and will not communicate with others.  By the end of the movie, the older sister finds that through love and caring for others, she is able to control her magic and uses it for good. Read More