Our Tips for Conducting an Effective Chief Executive Performance Review
When the topic of chief executive evaluations and performance reviews was discussed during a board retreat we facilitated, a board member said, “we do that, don’t we?” The chief executive answered, “I got a text [Read more]
Top Board Excuses (and How to Overcome Them)
Board members who are actively engaged with the nonprofit organizations they serve are fulfilling not only their responsibilities, but their legal duties as well. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. From red [Read more]
7 Takeaways for Finding Elusive Talent for Your Nonprofit
As a consultant who has worked in this industry for over 20 years, I can list out the famous “Top Ten To-dos,” but what is more important is the strategic process and continual attention that [Read more]
Here’s How to Avoid Mission Creep and Stay True to Your Mission
Mission creep is defined as “the gradual broadening of the original objectives of a mission or organization.” As a result, an unplanned commitment and/or shift in purpose, staffing, and resources occur.
We’ve seen mission creep [Read more]
Clarifying Your Mission to Inspire Giving
Through many of our scopes, our team works with nonprofits to either affirm their current mission statement or facilitate a process to develop new mission, vision, and values statements for the organization.
Why does the language [Read more]
Q&A With Tom K.
For our column this week, we asked Tom Katzenmeyer, President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, to talk with us about the importance of starting an endowment, celebrating GCAC’s 50th anniversary, and lessons [Read more]
The True Cost of Donor Attrition Is Mission Impact
Our team spends considerable time helping our clients understand the data of donor retention. We fundamentally believe that a client’s donor retention rate is an indication of the health of their donor relationships.
Donor retention [Read more]
Nonprofit Banking — The Benefit of Credit Unions
Banks are making headlines lately. We recently saw the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, which was the 16th largest bank in the country. There have also been the creation of new banks, such as [Read more]
Incorporating Climate Justice in the Work of Human Service Nonprofits Is Critical to Helping Those They Serve
Climate change affects us all, but its burdens are not distributed equally; it adversely impacts low-income populations and people of color. In a guest column, Michael Corey, Executive Director of Human Service Chamber of Franklin [Read more]
Do Organizational Milestones Impact the Nonprofit Lifecycle?
Understanding where your board lies in the nonprofit lifecycle is not only important for good board governance, it is fundamental for an organization’s overall strategic direction and growth.
The evolution and maturation of a nonprofit board [Read more]
Do Nonprofit Boards Need Term Limits?
The answer to whether nonprofit boards need term limits is a resounding yes.
Term limits are a necessity of nonprofit board governance. Any organization that fights them, in our experience, has major issues to be resolved.
Most Local Nonprofit Boards are Less Diverse Than Our Community. Here’s How United Way of Central Ohio Is Addressing the Issue.
Most boards in Central Ohio do not reflect the communities they serve. In a guest column, Kourtni Hatton, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and VP, Community Engagement, at United Way of Central Ohio shares [Read more]
Here’s How You Know It’s Time to Step Away From a Board
Board membership is one of the most important acts of service that someone can give to their community. But when board members are not engaged, it impacts the effectiveness of the board and thus the [Read more]
Five Things Chief Executives Need to Know About Succession Planning
In our last column, Six Things Boards Need to Know About Succession Planning, we noted that the two most feared words in any nonprofit boardroom are “search committee.”
The fear among many chief executives is [Read more]
Relationships: The Currency for Life
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio creates mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. As the organization’s President & CEO, Elizabeth Martinez is committed to fostering these relationships to build a [Read more]