Non-Profits

non_profitsolve_problemNonprofit organizations come in all shapes and forms from small charitable groups to large industry association. Their issues include the development and execution of plans fund raising, team building, leadership and member loyalty. Shown below and linked to our blog are subjects of interest for those in non-profit organizations.

  • Making Meetings Worthwhile Do You Hate Meetings? In his book Traction, Gino Wickman discussed the development of effective and meaningful meetings. He reports that surveys, where people were asked to rate the effectiveness of meetings on a scale of 1 to 10, the responses were in the 4 to 5 range. Over the last year, I have been involved in a monthly leadership meeting with a client and have observed that attendance had become a struggle. In talking to several of the participants, I ... Read more
  • Leadership in a Non-Profit Business Success in a Non-Profit Organization Strategic Planning has always been a key leadership tool in the development of successful for-profit organizations. Its format and time scope may vary, but it serves as an important function in business success. It has helped many businesses focus their priorities on future growth and profitability. What about non-profit charitable organizations? Although their objectives are not to generate a profit or provide its stockholders with a dividend, they must look into the future to increase its ... Read more
  • Nonprofit Organizational Success Business Success in a Nonprofit Organization Strategic Planning has always been a key leadership tool in the development of successful for-profit organizations. Its format and time scope may vary, but it serves as an important function in business success. It has helped many businesses focus their priorities on future growth and profitability. What about non-profit charitable organizations? Although their objectives are not to generate a profit or provide its stockholders with a dividend, they must look into the future to increase its service ... Read more
  • Build Your Organization A Successful Organization Starts With You So often we hear from the owner of a business or the manager of an organization lament about the performance of employees or associates. They speak of it as though they were having an out-of- body experience in which they were completely separated from the activities of the group. When I hear these types of comments, I am reminded of an old Greek phase, translated to the fish rots from the head down.   Leaders often feel ... Read more
  • Simon Sinek Leadership wisdom from Simon Sinek To be authentic is to be imperfect. Authenticity is about imperfection. And authenticity is a very human quality. To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections. Great leaders are not the strongest; they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. Great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don't know. Great leaders can't do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. ... Read more
  • Staffing and Unemployment Staffing in the 3.8% Unemployment World As you drive down any street over the last several months, almost every business has a Help Wanted sign outside. It’s the sign of the times. With the current low unemployment rate and the health business environment, businesses have a problem servicing their existing customers and growing new business. It is a different world from a few years ago and may require new ways of staffing. Always Be Looking In the past, when the need to hire ... Read more
  • Listening Better Being a Good Listener  It is widely understood that listening is an important skill in a wide range of activities. To be a great leader or manager, you must be a good listener. To be a good salesperson, you must learn to listen to the needs of your customer or client. To be a good teacher, you must listen to the feedback from your class. To be a good parent, you must listen to the questions from your children. Listening is ... Read more
  • Boards of Directors Effective Boards Nonprofit boards of directors can either be a great asset to an organization or of little value. They are required by law to ensure that the public good is furthered. They can be viewed by the staff as being important to the organization or a nuisance. Let’s consider three areas of concern. Who should be on a board? What should the board and its member do? What should be the on-boarding process for new members? Who Should be on a ... Read more
  • Changing Behavior Behavioral Changes in You Organization We often wonder if we can change the way people in our organization behave. It seems like such an impossible task, but much work has been done in understanding some basic concepts which leaders can use to modify the behavior of others and improve productivity. How do you correct the behavior of a staff member who is always late or someone who wants to take up your time complaining about others? How do you develop a ... Read more
  • Nonprofits Growing and Strengthening Your Nonprofit   Of course, all organizations need to grow and strengthen their team. For profit business look to increase sales along with adding new products and services. Likewise nonprofits look to strengthen and increase the services they supply to their clients. Nonprofits are often limited in their resources and have to operate in a very efficient manner. A wide range of services are available to help build efficiency but let us consider one possibility. Let’s consider a wide range ... Read more