Human Resources, Leadership and Management

Using Program Evaluation to Support Nonprofit Fundraising

May 2, 2017

Program evaluations act as accountability tools for those who might potentially give money to an organization, showing how and where the organization is most successful, and ultimately having a positive impact on fundraising.

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Leadership Presence – We Know It When We See It. Can We See Yours?

April 20, 2017

Leadership presence is one of the qualities people possess that we recognize almost immediately.  It’s more than charisma or magnetism. Many describe it as a certain “je ne sais quoi.” Can’t quite define it, but people either have it or they don’t.

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Reliable, Sustainable and Strategic Fundraising – How Emotional Intelligence Can Help Fund Developers Succeed!

March 21, 2017

It is no secret - fund development can be a tough job! Is it personally rewarding? Absolutely! Vital to the success of your nonprofit? Without question! But it is also consistently ranked as one of the top challenges that nonprofits face, and those who are tasked with accomplishing it often describe how demanding it can be. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at fund development and a key tool that the successful fund developer can add to their tool kit to make their job easier – emotional intelligence (EI).

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Federal Law & Parental Leave

November 23, 2016

Federal law (specifically, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)) prohibits employment discrimination based on pregnancy or childbirth, including past or intended pregnancies, the use of contraception, breastfeeding, etc. This is likely not surprising to most employers. 

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Practice Difficult Employee Conversations

November 22, 2016

Frequently in my management workshops and always in my coaching practice, a manager will bring up a "difficult employee" situation and ask how they can have the tough conversation with that individual.

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Employee Orientation and Onboarding: Why it Matters

November 22, 2016

Most nonprofits spend considerable time and money identifying and selecting talent, but some fall short once the person starts with the organization. Think about your own orientation and onboarding strategies. What is the candidate experience once the offer is accepted and a start date is determined?

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Branding: What is it and why should I care?

November 22, 2016

Disney, Google, Nike: when you hear these words, you automatically think about the companies associated with them and their products. These companies have spent countless hours (and dollars) ensuring that consumers recognize their names. This is branding.

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Awareness, Balance, and Usefulness - How Leaders Use Emotional Intelligence (EI) to Excel

November 22, 2016

The literature and studies on emotional intelligence (EI) are growing year by year, as is the number of definitions that describe it. At its core, EI deals with how we use emotions to be more successful - no matter what the setting.

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