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Five Things You Can Do To Protect Against Sexual Misconduct at your Charity

  I was asked by the Toronto Arts Foundation to deliver a short presentation on human resources for directors of small not-for-profit and charitable organizations. In January, I opened my news feed to see that the artistic director of a prominent Canadian theatre company was being sued by four actors for sexual harassment – and […]

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Interim Leadership: More Gain, Less Pain

A recent assignment as interim executive director for a mid-sized non-profit confirmed my experience that engaging an interim executive director or CEO during times of transition results in a more successful permanent hire and a more productive organization. Finding the right permanent non-profit leader has never been more difficult. The expansion of responsibilities and the […]

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Boards & Advocacy: Engagement is Essential

BoardSource has released an updated edition of their excellent publication Ten Basic Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards which puts advocacy high on the list of essential responsibilities for voluntary non-profit leaders. Why Is Advocacy Important Board Work? The missions of non-profit organizations are too important for boards not to contribute their voices to amplify our messages. […]

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Transform the Future with Scenario Planning

Executives and Directors of non-profit organizations are being squeezed by increasingly complex challenges in the work environment and flat or decreasing resources with which to address those challenges. And there is tremendous pressure, especially on charities, to keep pushing expenditures ever lower. But continuing to do the same activities with fewer resources and then expecting […]

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