Nonprofit Responding to Strategic Trends: Shape, Adapt, or Reserve

Nonprofit Responding to Strategic Trends: Shape, Adapt, or Reserve

The bottom line is that the most effective nonprofits I know, do not hesitate to invest in planning and thinking strategically. Conversely, those nonprofits with an uncertain future choose to focus on the immediate rather than the long view. The future is coming and inaction is not an option. It is up to the leadership of nonprofits to Shape, Adapt, or Reserve. The choice is yours.

Four Nonprofit Leadership Traits Needed Now

Four Nonprofit Leadership Traits Needed Now

Four Nonprofit Leadership Traits Needed Now The more I work with nonprofit leaders the more I am convinced that the central difference between successful nonprofits and nonprofits that are leaders in their practice is found in the alchemy between the Executive Director, the Board, and a clear strategy.  Taken together, these three ingredients are the […]

Five Unintentional Nonprofit Leadership Self-Deceptions

This blog post is a mild risk because it focuses on leadership deficits rather than strengths. Innately, we don’t like to acknowledge our weaknesses. Yet, at this moment in time, when resources continue to decline and social needs continue to grow, nonprofit leaders must be driven by evidence and not self-deception. I offer these five principles, hoping that the as a reader that you will invert them into the positive practices. Forward thinking organizations are

Leading with Strategy – Even in a Crisis

At the heart of the work that I do with nonprofits, philanthropy and government is to help organizations find the connection between facilitation and process.  Most often that connection is at the point of strategy.  Strategy is the critical element for, among other things: a) strengthening the core of social sector agencies, b) thinking creatively […]