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.

  • 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
  • Time Management Critical Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we can, every second of the day. We fear that slowing down to get organized will kill our productivity, but the facts suggest otherwise: The average office employee spends over one hour each day just looking for things. The average U.S. executive spends six weeks per year searching through messy desks and disorganized files for misplaced information. 23% of adults say they're ... Read more
  • Inspiring Leadership Moral Leadership Fortune magazine, in their September 15, 2017 issue, published an article by Dov Seidman entitled "Four Pillars of Moral Leadership." It is based on the guiding precept that while the rules of engagement in business seem to be ever-changing, there are basic rules of moral leadership that stand the test of time. The following is based on the shortened version which is posted here.   MORAL LEADERS: Are Driven by Purpose Inspire and Elevate Others Are Animated by both Courage ... Read more
  • To Listen Listening Recently we attended a conference in Reading PA at Resource Associates, during which Tammy Kohl made a presentation on Listening. I would like to share with you some of the ideas and thoughts. It was a great subject and helpful to us all. First consider on a scale of 0 to 100% what your level of efficiency is. 60% of the time we spend in communications is listening. Studies have shown that the average person listening skills are only 25 % ... Read more
  • Goal Setting Business Goal Setting The Key to Growth and Success  As we begin a new year, our hope is to continue to grow our businesses in both revenue and profitability. One of the most important responsibilities of leaders is to establish goals for their business. As a business grows, it becomes more difficult to align the efforts of  increased  employees. During the start-up phase of a business, communications tend to be informal and it is easier for the owner to ensure that expectations ... Read more
  • Learn to Say No How Do You Define Success? Recently I had a meeting with a colleague and he said something that really hit home. This person is driven and early in his career he made sacrifices with his family to get ahead.  He achieved great financial success and rapidly rose up the career ladder.  However, the financial gain was offset by the costs to his personal life: divorce, disconnected with his children, and even his own health. He told me now that he is older, and ... Read more
  • Leadership Growth Growing the Leader Within Us  "For what we've discovered, and rediscovered, is that leadership isn't the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It's a process ordinary people use when they're bringing forth the best from themselves and others. Liberate the leader in everyone, and extraordinary things happen." – James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. Leadership is a verb, not a noun. Leadership is action, not a position. Leadership ... Read more
  • Your Vision Motivation and Your Personal Vision Trying to succeed at anything without first having a clear vision of what it is you want to accomplish will only lead to you going around in circles and eventually giving up in frustration. To develop your vision, you must look inside yourself. Vision comes from within, from the spirit or subconscious, whatever you choose to call it. Everyone has a vision that is uniquely their own, and you are no different. The hard part comes in ... Read more