NLN39: Equipping and Empowering Board Members and Community Leaders to Make a Difference with Megha Desai

Welcome to Episode 39 of the Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast with our guest Megha Desai who is the Director of the Desai Foundation. Topics we discuss include the transition from a family foundation to a public foundation, an innovative way … Continue reading

NLN38: Maximizing Your Budget & Staff by Applying Lean Concepts to Your Nonprofit with Paddy O’Brien

In our podcast this week with Paddy O’Brien, author of “Lean for the Nonprofit: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You,” we are discussing how applying Lean concepts can greatly benefit your nonprofit organization by streamlining processes, maximizing use of … Continue reading

NLN37: How to Build an Outstanding Board Through Mentoring & Staff Involvement with Lisa Woll

In our podcast discussion this week, we are chatting with Lisa Woll, CEO of The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment and the US SIF Foundation. We discuss topics relating to building an effective board by doing such things as … Continue reading

[News] Preparing for the Unexpected and other Nonprofit and Leadership News

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We’re living in an era of uncertainty. It’s really not a new thing. Every age and time has a hint of uncertainly. And we’ve likely all heard the old saying that the only thing constant is change. So really, the … Continue reading

Using Your Local Business Journal to Grow Your Non-Profit

Seeing our name in the paper became a regular occurrence. Several years ago I worked for a community health center in central Florida. One of the things staff kept on saying was that we were the best kept secret in … Continue reading

[News] Discomfort, Default Cultures and other Leadership and Nonprofit Blogs

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Are you recruiting people just like you? Or are you seeing the value in diversity? It’s human nature to be most comfortable hanging out with people who are similar to us. Our beliefs aren’t challenged and we find ourselves not … Continue reading

Successful Companies Invest in Leadership Development – Here’s Why

There’s an old saying that goes…People don’t leave companies; they leave their managers. Statistics taken from exit interviews support this golden nugget of wisdom. From interviews conducted of employees who voluntarily leave companies, 3 out of every 4 cite their direct supervisor … Continue reading

[News] Nonprofit Sector Running at a Deficit for 10 Years

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Do you find it as troubling as I do that the nonprofit sector has been running at an overall deficit ranging from 4 – 8% for the past several years? Perhaps some of this was just a result of dipping … Continue reading