Non-Profit “Smoke and Mirrors” Exploitation – Why?

Why Exploit? Why do people think it’s okay to “abuse trust” in non-profits and exploit the money for personal use?  Because they can – with impunity – without consequences – especially when the organization is mainly funded by government. There are no rules and, if there are, they are not enforced – it’s all “smoke …

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How Are You Treating Your Volunteers – All Volunteers?

Do you have volunteers? How do they feel about how they are treated – really?   Personally, I’m astonished how poorly volunteers are treated in the non-profit sector.  Some organizations do a great job but most don’t. Why? I ask myself that question often. Volunteers represent “money in the bank”. Every hour a volunteer donates …

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What Should Serving on a Board of Directors Be Really About?

What is the number one reason to serve on a board of directors? Feeling good. That’s all it should be about. but  . . . humans make even the simplest tasks and duties complicated by serving their own personal wants and needs and losing focus on their roles. The bully wants to “rule”.  On a …

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Are Meetings Work?

Do you think that meetings are the same as actually doing work? Some people seem to think so. Has anyone ever seen a job description which simply says:  attend meetings only? Yet, the common complaint today is that employees never see managers because the managers are in meetings all day every day.  Employees, without a …

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Do You Want to Contribute to Your Community Effectively?

How do You Contribute Effectively? That’s the question on so many people’s mind.  Some just volunteer doing anything.  Some want to be a board member.  Others simply donate money or goods.  Are these effective ways to contribute? Contribute with Thought In my workshops, I see people who want to effect change somehow.  They believe in …

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