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

You Need 20 Giving Tuesdays?

Giving Tuesday may provide gifts for your nonprofit, but most of us need more than one Giving Tuesday! Financing your nonprofit programs through charitable giving is a cliff hanger because gifts come and go quickly. You probably have discovered that. I just analyzed the 990’s of a large, wonderful nonprofit in New York City. BUT… Read More

Are You Driven by Capabilities or Circumstances?

Many nonprofit leaders focus on the problems of their organizations. And yes, we all have problems! Scaling Up framework focuses on building capabilities. It will change your mood and the mood of the staff team. It leads to the Deep Work that Cal Newport writes about. It brings happiness to doing good things. Which way… Read More

Is work in July for Problems or Plans? Choose with the Rockefeller Habits

Many nonprofit leaders face an unending mountain of tasks with no clear path to a better life and leadership. I managed the chaos — by Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. Capital One Bank has graciously agreed to host so its free for you. June 20 at 8:30am – 10:30am at 320 Park Avenue. Write me at… Read More