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5 Charity Myths – Dispelled
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“Nonprofit” and “No Risk” are not Bedfellows
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Multitasking Has It’s Downside
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Is ‘Success’ Your Goal?
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5 Surefire Ways To Sharpen Your Skills

5 Charity Myths – Dispelled

Charity Navigator has posted across social media this morning a 2007 article that is deserving of a quick read. It is especially good for those who interact with nonprofit organizations, whether via volunteering, financial donations, or board/committee service. The five myths the article dispels are below. I will leave you to follow the links to read their explanations.  Just know it is good information and are still true throughout the nonprofit sector. Myth 1:  Charity executives[…]

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“Nonprofit” and “No Risk” are not Bedfellows

For those  serving on staff and on the Board of nonprofits, a very real issues is upon us.  Nonprofit Quarterly posted this morning a very important article outlining the “risk” faced by nonprofits.  The case at hand is regarding the Lemington Home for the Aged of Pennsylvania who was recently found in breach of their duty of care.  At issue were financial woes and the reporting deficiencies to the Pennsylvania Department of Health at a rate of three[…]

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Multitasking Has It’s Downside

  This post is a repost of an original written by Ernie Smith at Associations Now.  You can read the original here.   Why taking a step back from doing multiple tasks at once may be the best decision you’ll make all day.  Tackling several tasks simultaneously can feel really good if done right. The problem is, this strategy is often done wrong, and it’s easy to get offtrack. Plus, when it’s done wrong, it can[…]

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Is ‘Success’ Your Goal?

Early this week I had a breakdown in my usual upbeat attitude about my position in life. I entertained the question, “What have I to show for my life?” I couldn’t identify what I would consider a ‘successful’ accounting for my professional life. I took a wide open psychological body blow. It knocked the wind out of my sails and I was temporarily stuck. Luckily, I have enough experience under my belt to recognize it[…]

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5 Surefire Ways To Sharpen Your Skills

When I was a young man I started reading and listening to all the ‘Leadership’ material I could find.  I asked experienced, more mature leaders for their recommendations.  I sometimes just happened across a book that I would find interesting to read.  One of those books was John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.  It fed a hunger that I had to develop my leadership and my life.  John Maxwell’s teaching still does that today,[…]

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