March 2018

Using a skills Matrix

Some organizations take a fisherman’s approach to find board members — they throw out a net and hopefully, they will land a bunch of big fish (with only a couple of rusty license plates). A skills matrix is more thoughtful. This is a very ineffective way to populate what is arguably one of the...

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Leadership sets the pace

I have written in previous posts about the board and fundraising. I would like to extend that thought to the senior leadership of any charitable organization. In any fundraising initiative, it is important to have 100% financial participation from the board (and I contend the senior leadership) to set the pace. Many grants these...

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