March 27, 2018

According to a survey conducted last fall of 3,000 executives, staff, board members and donors, four of five nonprofits struggle with leadership and management issues.

As a consultant and former head of a nonprofit organization, I have seen the struggles that they face...

February 17, 2018

Your first 30 days as a non-profit executive director are crucial in setting the stage for your tenure at the organization.  Here are my recommendations on how to get started:

1. Insist on an independent audit of the organization. Some individuals affiliated with the or...

August 8, 2016

“Passion is the genesis of genius.”


I recently came across this wonderful quote, which was written nearly four centuries ago by Galileo.  I couldn’t agree with Galileo more.  Certainly we must have professional skills and training to be successful in our careers....

July 11, 2016

Merriam-Webster defines Engagement as: 

  • an arrangement to meet or be present at a specified time and place

  • something that engages: pledge

  • the act of engaging: the state of being engaged

  • emotional involvement or commitment

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