Leadership Under Water

No, I mean it. David Marquet had to turn around a failing team. His problem was that he was captain of a submarine. First rule of submarines – you can’t fire anyone! Join us at Dallas May 5th to hear how you can overcome some of those leadership burdens! Email me for a special rate.

Virtual Cocktail Hour Invite!

Battling with the Board? Frustrated by Fund Raising? Join me for a Zoom Executive Director Cocktail Hour at 5pm Eastern on Thursday, December 20. Bring your own wine and hors d’oeuvres.  I’m your host. Ronald Dale Tompkins. As with all good cocktail hours, I’ll have questions such as who is the most interesting person you… Read More

ED Holiday Cocktail Hour on Zoom

It’s almost impossible to lead a nonprofit! You know what I mean if your December fund raising is less than target. Low margins and not much access to capital markets make a day by day challenge. The burden of organizational success becomes concentrated in the Executive Director with little money left to hire appropriate expertise… Read More

NonProfits and Business as Dance Partners?

NonProfits rarely see the need to find a business partner. At best, they find a favorite auditor, attorney or supply vendor and essentially develop no-bid contracts with their favorites. Stuart Mendel and Jeffrey Brudney found that nonprofit and business partnerships were only 10% of partnerships. Partnerships mean that both partners get something that they want… Read More