Thrive Insights

Our dedicated team of nonprofit leaders commits to sharing valuable insights, learnings, and tips to help nonprofits thrive so they can reach their maximum impact in the communities they serve.

Sign up for our mailing list and energize your inbox to get regular doses of curated, relevant, and valuable information to succeed at your nonprofit. 

Three Words for 2020

Happy New Year! You may be totally into new year's resolutions. But if you're like me, they don't work very well for execution on a daily basis. Mainly because what I need are guideposts along the way that help me make focused decisions. So, what I've found much more...

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

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...

What’s the Best Leadership Advice You’ve Received? 7 Nuggets From My Years As A Nonprofit CEO

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a junkie for the latest trends in business or leadership books. I am the kind of person who loves envisioning ways to enable cultures to thrive and processes to be more efficient and effective. Honestly, whenever you're hired as a...

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

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 Over the years, while serving as a CEO of different nonprofits, I have found myself often looking at an outdated organizational chart (if they had one!) and...
Three Words for 2020

Three Words for 2020

Happy New Year! You may be totally into new year's resolutions. But if you're like me, they don't work very well for execution on a daily basis. Mainly because what I need are guideposts along the way that help me make focused decisions. So, what I've found much more...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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!) and...

read more