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...
The Era of the Nonprofit CEO

The Era of the Nonprofit CEO

Reshape the Future: Be a Nonprofit CEO. That’s the name of our new course focused on the skills, mindset, and confidence necessary to succeed as the chief executive of a nonprofit organization. Finalizing that title took some time. I want to share the story behind it...
Yes, Nonprofits Can Lobby

Yes, Nonprofits Can Lobby

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can lobby. Seriously, we checked. Actually, we knew that already. But many people who work or volunteer for nonprofits believe that lobbying is prohibited. Lobbying and advocacy aren’t the right strategies for every nonprofit...
Sustainability IS your Succession Plan

Sustainability IS your Succession Plan

“78% of (nonprofit) leaders intend to leave their job by 2020.” –    Opportunity in Change: Preparing Boston for Leader Transitions and New Models of Nonprofit Leadership This statistic comes from a study Third Sector New England prepared for the Boston...
Outcomes Don’t Equal Impact

Outcomes Don’t Equal Impact

Strategic planning can bring up a lot of big picture questions. What is our vision for the future? What are our strategic goals? Should we grow and expand our staff? How can we raise more money? For nonprofit organizations, answers to questions like these actually...