4 02, 2016

3 Brilliant Things to Do as a New Nonprofit CEO

By |February 4th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 3 Brilliant Things to Do as a New Nonprofit CEO

Are you a first time CEO or the top executive at a new organization? I’ve had the privilege to serve as CEO for both a nonprofit and social enterprise. Being a leader of a nonprofit takes a lot of thought. Times are changing quickly and in today’s fast-paced world, you have staff, donors and others [...]

16 07, 2015

Why Your Nonprofit Is Failing: Quit Making Excuses

By |July 16th, 2015|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Why Your Nonprofit Is Failing: Quit Making Excuses

Here’s the potential situation in your nonprofit. You have tensions at the board level. As the CEO, you are blaming internal factions. Or, you have high turnover of staff. You blame a lack of loyalty and incompetence. Your fundraising revenue is stagnant or decreasing and you blame the fundraisers. No one seems to know who [...]

25 09, 2014

The Motivation of No

By |September 25th, 2014|blog, Development|Comments Off on The Motivation of No

  I have been in sales for my entire life. Everyone is in sales and if you think you are not, you are mistaken. We are always trying to convince someone to see things our way. Life is a negotiation and that is part of being in sales. In sales, there is an old adage; [...]

2 09, 2014

What’s a Non-Profit CEO Worth?

By |September 2nd, 2014|blog, Nonprofit Leadership|10 Comments

Every year, without fail, we have people in the press discussing compensation of CEO's within the non-profit sector. I am not sure how we arrived at a place where the aim of many organizations is to pay professionals in charities as little as possible. While I am aware of executives who are paid competitively in the [...]