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Open Office Hours in August

We’ve been talking one-on-one with a lot of you throughout June and July and some common themes and threads have been emerging – you are working hard, you care deeply for those who you serve, you share worries for what’s ahead in the fall and the unknown, and there are definitely culture shifts amongst your staff as a result from working from home.

We’ve […]

2020-07-28T12:16:53+00:00July 28, 2020|

Library Event Planner | Greenwich Library



Greenwich Library is seeking an Event Planner to plan and implement large-scale signature events and/or series, including approximately four-to-six premier events a year, as well as working with other on-going programming for the institution. For 200 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community. The Library, one of the busiest in New England, serves the […]

2020-07-27T19:06:21+00:00July 27, 2020|

VP of Development | Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich



The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) seeks a thoughtful and talented senior fundraising professional who will help build upon BGCG’s history and take fundraising to the next level of success. The Vice President of Development is responsible for all fundraising activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build BGCG’s visibility, impact and financial resources. The VP […]

2020-07-07T15:50:06+00:00July 6, 2020|

Executive Director and Chief Development Officer | New Canaan Cares



New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of youth and families. CARES provides responsive educational programs that support and strengthen parenting skills, positive youth development, and healthy lifestyles.

The Executive Director of New Canaan CARES must be a person who has strong administrative, development […]

2020-07-14T13:27:44+00:00July 1, 2020|

HAYVN HalfTime | Radical Reflection

In early June, Debra gave a HAYVN Half Time webinar on radical reflection. What is radical reflection you might ask? Good question! It’s all about facing the uncertainties in your personal life and your professional life and how you can map out different “realities” that might happen. A first step is to do an honest inventory of yourself, your organization, and the larger environment.

We designed this radical reflection process as […]

2020-07-10T18:39:25+00:00June 5, 2020|

Nonprofit Scenario Planning

Nonprofit scenario planning offers organizations tools for strategic thinking and decision making. It helps you to identify the uncertainties you are facing and map out different “realities” that might happen. It sounds simple, and part of it is. It can also make a difference in your ability to navigate these rough waters more adeptly.

Scenario planning helps you react quickly and decisively, recognize or mitigate risk, plan for growth, and choose […]

2020-07-10T22:04:28+00:00June 2, 2020|

Commissioner | Greenwich Department of Human Services

Position has been filled.



The Town of Greenwich seeks a Commissioner of Human Services to oversee strategic planning, operations management, technology development, personnel, board and external community relations for the Greenwich Department of Human Services.  Position reports to and receives direction from the Board of Human Services.

The mission of the Greenwich Department of Human Services is to enhance the quality of life […]

2020-06-26T18:58:03+00:00May 4, 2020|

Is it Time for Radical Reflection?

The dust is settling a bit, and we are just beginning to consider the future. We don’t know what that future is going to look like, but it is going to be different than the past, for sure.

Here is what I know… nonprofits are strong and resilient. When I look around, I see nonprofits leading the way during this pandemic. Our communities and the people we serve expect no less.

In […]

2020-06-02T21:06:20+00:00April 16, 2020|

Nonprofit Strategic Alliances

Nonprofits work best when they work together! Whether it is a partnership, collaboration, or merger, strategic partnerships are an arrangement between one or more organizations to work together in an intentional manner toward a shared vision, helping each to better achieve their mission.

Nonprofit strategic partnerships allow for administrative efficiencies (e.g., economies of scale, new funding opportunities), potential programmatic opportunities (e.g., expansion, sustainability), and organizational development (e.g., strengthen leadership and impact). The […]

2020-06-05T17:45:52+00:00April 10, 2020|

Four Elements of a Kickass Nonprofit Board

“A good board is a victory, not a gift.”  –Cyril O. Houle

As many of you know, I have taught at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service for almost 20 years. Without a doubt, I love teaching. Every once in a while, it is nice to be the student not the teacher. Recently I attended a three-day workshop on nonprofit governance at BoardSource in Washington. What I learned certainly validated […]

2020-06-02T21:02:13+00:00March 18, 2020|
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