Recruiting New Board Members the Smart Way

Can an Organization Recruit New Board Members Wisely? Most don’t.  Anyone will do. Why? Because most boards have no structure around their work and, therefore, have no idea how to effectively recruit new board members. What Does It Take? Understanding your organization thoroughly, its needs, and what is required to fill those needs. Imagine a …

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Boards’ Lack of Urgency Spells Problems for Non-Profits

Urgency- Why Urgency? Non-profits cannot afford the luxury of lengthy hiring processes like so many businesses engage in today especially when it comes to hiring a new executive director.  Actions based on urgency must prevail. Why? Because the resources in most non-profit organizations are very limited including the number of employees an organization can hire. …

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Can Anxiety Impact the Executive Director’s Ability to Succeed?

Anxiety and the Executive Director Anxiety can be a daily companion for an executive director.  The expectations are high and the resources few.  Boards can be very demanding.  Staff may not appreciate the intensity of the position.  Clients see problems. And . . . then . . . there’s all the work to be done …

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What is a Key Factor to a Successful Meeting?

What Key Factor Leads to Meeting Success? Etiquette. Yes, manners. Some will argue that they are not a “yes” person and believe discussion is healthy.  True, discussion and debate are healthy except when it comes to people disrespecting one another such as: name calling telling the other person that there idea is stupid yelling screaming …

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Why Are You A Board Member?

  Why Are You Occupying That Seat As A Board Member?     “My friend asked me to sit on the Board.” “I thought it was a good career move.” “I like what the organization is doing in the community and I thought I could help.” “I have no idea.  It seemed like the thing …

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