You don’t know what you don’t’ know…

You’ve been presented with the question.  “What do you want?” …or even better “What do you need?” … and even greater, “What do you need to solve your problem(s)?”. Oftentimes, these questions are too big, too ambiguous, and downright daunting.  What happens?  They get ignored. Here is a better question.  Is your organization living up … Continue reading You don’t know what you don’t’ know…

Strategy Lessons to Learn from Congress

On April 17th, the Gun Bill was defeated in the U.S. Senate preventing the effort from moving forward to the House.  News reports say that 90% of Democrats voted for the Bill while 90% of Republicans voted against.  The result left the effort 6 votes short.Those opposing the Bill stand by the 2nd Amendment in … Continue reading Strategy Lessons to Learn from Congress

Extremely Disturbing

“Extremely disturbing” said my internal voice after reviewing the recently released study, “Underdeveloped – A National Study of Challenges Facing nonprofit Fundraising” by the Evelyn & Walter HAAS Jr. Fund and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.  Click Here to access the report. Per the report, the study “reveals that many nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle … Continue reading Extremely Disturbing

Don’t Eat Your Chickens!

A Question all Non-Profit Organizations should ask regarding their Board Members…  Are We Eating Our Chickens? Non-profit board members are organizations’ most important volunteers.  When properly recruited, trained and engaged, they act as the body with the greatest amount of influence and can positively impact the non-profit with which they are affiliated.  Yet, board members’ … Continue reading Don’t Eat Your Chickens!