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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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Ladies Who Launch

I thoroughly enjoyed Victoria Colligan’s and Beth Schoenfeldt’s warm and upbeat take on female entrepreneurship and creativity, Ladies Who Launch.   As their starting point, the “Ladies” point out that typically female strengths, such as non-linear thinking, are exactly the traits that can be harnessed to launch your innermost desires into the world.   This […]

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