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The Pain Of An Irrelevant Strategic Plan

Every month at our free THRIVE IMPACT 101 workshop I ask, “Have you ever dealt with the pain of an irrelevant strategic plan?” And do you know how many people raise their hands?   Every. Single. Leader.  Why are strategic plans so painful for so many nonprofit leaders? Especially with how much we invest in them. […]
January 17, 2022
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Three Words for 2021

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 helpful is a practice called “My […]
January 1, 2021
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6 powerful insights from 2020 in order to thrive in 2021

One thing we know is that as humans we don’t learn very well from our experiences if we don’t intentionally reflect on them and see how specific insights can help us moving forward.  So we asked ourselves…  From all of the conversations, all of the workshops, all of the feedback and data we’ve gathered from […]
January 1, 2021
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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 Over the years, while serving as a CEO of different nonprofits, I have found myself often looking at an outdated organizational chart (if they had one!)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 wondering – “What do all these people do?” and “How […]
August 9, 2020
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How Nonprofits Can Pivot to Earned Income

The coronavirus pandemic has forced nonprofits across the country to pivot in minor and significant ways, from changing how we deliver our services to how we engage our stakeholders.
May 20, 2020
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Growing Revenue by Building a Donor Community

We’re living in a time when there’s no playbook to follow. This is more than just any recession; it comes with many new and unknown variables.
May 13, 2020
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Crafting Successful Virtual Events

On our May 5th discussion Jeff Rum, nonprofit fundraising expert and CEO of Ignite: Action, answered these questions as our guest.
May 11, 2020
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Adapting Virtual Fundraising During The Pandemic

On April 28th, Brady Josephson, Managing Director of NextAfter, and Nate Andorsky, CEO of digital fundraising firm Creative Science, answered these questions.
April 30, 2020
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Leading Teams Remotely During the Pandemic

In our April 21st conversation, our co-founder Tucker Wannamaker answered these questions as our guest.
April 21, 2020
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Engaging Your Board During COVID-19

In our April 14th conversation, Cindy Hallberin, veteran nonprofit CEO and board member of four boards, answered these questions as our guest.
April 15, 2020
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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 is because my life story has been shaped by some […]
April 8, 2020
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How Nonprofits Can Get CARES Act Aid

In our April 7th conversation, Manny Cosme, CEO of the accounting firm CFO Services Group, answered these questions as our guest. Speaking of generosity, Manny’s company, CFO Services Group is offering free coronavirus crisis financial planning sessions — and yes, nonprofits can participate.
April 7, 2020
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