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Five Monkeys, a Banana and the Board

Five Monkeys, a Banana and the Board

Do you have the feeling something is not right on your board? Do you have the sneaky pervasive feeling that you and your board’s processes do not allow your board to do its best work? Do you feel that your board culture is toxic and you don’t know how to change it? Do...

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Why boards need training?

Why boards need training?

A not so innocent question The governance committee of a large agency spent months discussing and researching possible board training solutions for their board, committees, and staff. The committee, the Executive Director and the board president had all agreed that it...

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The Why of Impact Versus Outputs

The Why of Impact Versus Outputs

One of the greatest conundrums of the nonprofit world is how to measure success? Profit can be an ugly word within the nonprofit sector. Bottom lines and services sold just doesn’t feel right when talking about the difference that your nonprofit wants to make in its...

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Volunteer Leadership

Volunteer Leadership

From Task to Vision In November 2014,   I met some remarkable volunteer leaders. It was a great experience. The occasion was a workshop that I gave at the national conference of the Canadian Society of Association Executives on Volunteer Leadership. I love talking to...

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