How a Nonprofit Merger Led to a Bigger and Better Mission


Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare were two strong, financially solid organizations who together served all eight counties in the State of CT. The two organizations had complementary missions and a history of working together well. In 2020, Connecticut Food Bank found itself in the midst of a leadership transition and the two organizations decided the time […]

2023-02-03T22:34:43+00:00February 2, 2023|

Best Resources and Advice for Nonprofit Job Searches

The right fit matters. Over the two years, The Strategy Group has helped lead or contribute to over 20 job nonprofit job searches. As part of this work, we’ve had success with some and misses with others.

Here is a list of the best websites and job boards for nonprofit searches:

2022-02-03T16:29:51+00:00February 3, 2022|

Five Ways to Work With Nonprofit Consultants

If your nonprofit organization has ever considered looking for some help with any aspect of your operations, planning, or leadership, it’s crucial that you weigh all your options before getting started. Knowing exactly what you need from a nonprofit consultant prior to engaging them will go a long way to save time and resources in the long-run. Here are FIVE ways your organization might work with a nonprofit consultant.

  1. Executive […]
2021-10-07T13:24:28+00:00October 6, 2021|

Ready, Set, Get Hired

Ready, Set, Get Hired

On December 10, The Strategy Group held a virtual webinar for nonprofit professionals looking to stand out and make a career move. We shared tips for how to start your job search, update your resume and cover letter, and prepare for your interview (which given the current climate, will likely be on Zoom).

For those who weren’t able to join us, we want to make life a little […]

2021-08-23T18:58:40+00:00December 21, 2020|

How to Have Excellent Meetings [Video]

Meetings — we all need them to get the important work we do done, but they can take up a lot of our when not planned and executed well.  But effective meetings can be a powerful tool as they energize staff and motivate them to work harder.  So what does it take to have an excellent meeting?  We are glad you asked.  We’ve put together a short 27-minute video that […]

2022-06-21T23:27:47+00:00May 13, 2019|

Strategic Planning For Nonprofits is Not One-Size-Fits-All

The #1 question we get from clients is “why should we do strategic planning”? Our answer is short, it provides focus, clarity, and direction.

Yes, strategic planning for nonprofits is a significant investment in terms of time and money, both of which may be in short supply, but these resources could actually be improved or maximized with a strategic plan in place.

Strategic Planning helps you to answer some simple, yet […]

2019-08-27T16:39:26+00:00February 11, 2019|

Having Difficult Conversations

Many years ago I had a boss who gave two types of feedback. You were either “phenomenal,” “extraordinary,” “a spark plug” (that was a really good thing) or you were “not strategic,” “bland” (I wasn’t often called that), “lazy.” Being called either fantastic or awful is not helpful. And that is a missed opportunity.

Giving effective feedback, either positive or negative, can be a gift. There is a three-step process I use very […]

2020-06-02T23:26:50+00:00July 13, 2018|

Stop The Meeting Madness

Ineffective meetings are a waste of time (and, of course, money) and correlate with lower work satisfaction.  Organizations are rethinking their approach to meetings in an effort to focus on “deep work.” This Harvard Business Review article encourages systemic change around how businesses look at and lead meetings. It includes some easy suggestions about how to learn and evolve.

Click here to read the full article:  Stop The Meeting Madness […]

2020-06-02T23:24:55+00:00March 13, 2018|


Of all the work I do, perhaps the most difficult is helping organizations work through the challenges of a successful merger. Here are a few of my learnings…

Mergers take time.

Mergers take time, a lot of time. There is no way around it. It takes time to build trusting relationships, especially in a process that is often emotional and personal and fraught with tension. It takes time to understand what you […]

2020-06-02T23:23:45+00:00January 9, 2018|
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