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 […]

2019-03-05T15:07:34+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 […]

2018-12-28T19:33:22+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 […]

2018-12-28T04:23:54+00:00March 13, 2018|

Mergers

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 […]

2018-12-28T04:26:13+00:00January 9, 2018|