5 Reasons to Become a Nonprofit CEO

5 Reasons to Become a Nonprofit CEO

  As a nonprofit professional, you know the profound impact nonprofits have on our communities and world. You tackle big problems and bring about positive change. Your contribution to the sector and the causes you care about embodies the best spirit and values of our...
Be a Nonprofit CEO: A Call to Action

Be a Nonprofit CEO: A Call to Action

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”   Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go is about the...
3 Ways to Prepare Your Board for Planning

3 Ways to Prepare Your Board for Planning

A new client asked me a great question the other day: What can my board do now to get the most out of our strategic planning process next year? Our talk reminded me that for many nonprofits there is a lag between making the decision to engage in planning and starting...
To Vision or Not to Vision

To Vision or Not to Vision

To vision or not to vision. That is the question. Recently, a friend who works for a large nonprofit shared his plans to take the staff through a visioning process. He had carefully reviewed the organizational development literature and was excited to use the approach...
The Future of Nonprofits

The Future of Nonprofits

I have been spending a lot of time lately reading about B corps (certified benefit corporations), social enterprise, and social entrepreneurship and thinking about the impacts these new types of organizations will have on the nonprofit sector. If we can figure out a...