For a nonprofit approaching a crisis, it is important to assess your situation and have a disaster planning conversation.
Your nonprofit strategy needs to be grounded in knowing your core competencies because they are essential to the DNA of your organization.
Moving towards an uncertain horizon has begun and nonprofit leaders need to have the courage to aggressively lead their organizations forward.
As we move forward as a sector, nonprofit organizations need to embrace honesty, leadership, and relationships more deeply than ever. The community is counting on us.
I believe that our country is resilient and strong as we build upon our common experience. We are strong when we seek to intentionally connect not only with those like us but those different than us. We succeed as we create a strong social fabric and weaving that fabric is the unique role of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. In the days to come, may we strengthen our resolve to live up to our obligation.?
We create a level playing field by deconstructing the myth the nonprofit leaders are not entrepreneurial. Instead of an adversarial approach where the business leader (or consultant) is chiding the nonprofit leader to be more “businesslike” the nonprofit leader’s business skills, and thinking are recognized and a meaningful partnership for leading and growing the organization can be formed.
I will be blunt on this point. Leaving a nonprofit to flounder without a plan when there is a leadership transition is not only poor leadership and governance but I feel that it borders on malpractice.
These four characteristics of a vanity nonprofit conspire to create a nonprofit that, at its best, produces a mediocre social return related to the time, money and human capital investments in the agency….
Performance improvement is a critical nonprofit management competency to master. The rapidly changing times demand that nonprofit organizations focus myopically on developing the highest level of organizational functioning and still reach higher…
Program accountability and evaluation demonstrates a nonprofit’s commitment to excellence. As nonprofit agencies continue to look for ways to innovate in a resource-constrained environment, building and implementing strong strategic plans, resource plans, and evaluation plans will position agencies well to effectively meet compelling community needs.