Why Nonprofit CEOs Must Deal with Conflict

Why Nonprofit CEOs Must Deal with Conflict

All Nonprofit CEOs have conflict. Sometimes people say I am crazy, but I don’t believe that conflict is necessarily a bad thing. Maybe it is because I spent nearly a decade managing national conflict resolution programs at the United States Postal Service. Or maybe it...
Making the Donors the Hero of the Story

Making the Donors the Hero of the Story

How many times have you opened your inbox to see an email from a nonprofit that starts something like this: “If you give just 15 cents a day, nonprofit X  can save the life of a child living in poverty.” Or, “Nonprofit X is the best steward of your dollars. 95% of...
Donors Aren’t ATM Machines!

Donors Aren’t ATM Machines!

During my tenure leading charitable organizations, there is one thing that I quickly noticed. It was happening in my organizations and when I looked around, I saw it happening in other mission focused organizations as well. The “it” I’m referring to is that we...
You’re Not An Employment Agency

You’re Not An Employment Agency

It’s one of the toughest jobs that nonprofit CEOs have to face… the need for organizational staffing changes. Over the years, while serving as a CEO of different nonprofits, I have found myself often looking at an outdated organizational chart (if they had one!)...