Are you considering an Interim Executive Opportunity?

If you are the best option for the organization, you can be its saviour. You might be the one who can save a not-for-profit important to your community, AND get amazing satisfaction from your accomplishments in a short time. If you’ve been approached to consider stepping into a not-for-profit as CEO or Executive Director for … Read more Are you considering an Interim Executive Opportunity?

These are a few of my favourite blogs

These blog articles from 2017 stand out in my mind as thought-provoking yet practical, with innovative ideas to benefit our organizations and ourselves or at least great ways to cover a topic. And they will lead you to sites that contain many excellent blog articles – check the lists at each for what titles resonate … Read more These are a few of my favourite blogs

What’s your organization’s ecosystem?

Is it a maze where employees, volunteers and stakeholders make choice with little or no information and no clear view of the main goal? A highway system where choices are clearly marked and you know how far it is to your destination—but only one or two routes will get you there, and each vehicle is … Read more What’s your organization’s ecosystem?

A Disruptive Conversation About Democracy

At a recent 5 Good Ideas session of the Maytree Foundation, the amazing Uzma Shakir challenged the audience to have disruptive conversations. To identify words whose meaning we have been taking for granted even though they are often used to mean something they are not. My word for today is “democracy.” Like many of you, … Read more A Disruptive Conversation About Democracy

Do you still need a Treasurer?

This board role was established for the volunteer officer who had custody of the funds and handled all financial transactions, with board approval as needed. And if your Treasurer is still making bank deposits and paying invoices, stop reading – you need that role. Most all-volunteer or very small organizations do. Even if a bookkeeper, … Read more Do you still need a Treasurer?