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Leadership – Are You Looking In the Mirror?

04/25/2013 10:02:01 AM

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What’s In Your Pitch?

02/14/2013 10:57:06 AM

Do you have a good way of describing your professional business so that the person listening is interested enough to ask questions or ask for your card?  In her article, Deborah Grayson Riegel points out that we often don’t sound “real” when > read more

Internal vs. External Does Matter

12/03/2012 15:52:20 PM

I just read Susan Battley’s article about success rates for insider chief executives versus outsider chief executives. I must admit, the research surprised me a little.  Studies have shown that Chief Executives who are promoted from within are oft > read more

#GivingTuesday – The New Philanthro-tier

11/27/2012 14:32:54 PM

You are on Twitter and wondering what the heck is all this #GivingTuesday hype you keep seeing, but you don’t ask because you want to be cool.  And you are cool – you are on twitter after all.  I write this post in an effort to help you maintai > read more

A New Excellent Resource

07/18/2012 14:02:54 PM

Some amazing work just came out from Bridgestar and they are giving it away!  If you are not familiar with Bridgestar, you will want to get acquainted with their work soon.  This has been a tremendous resource for me as a nonprofit leader.  Bridge > read more

The Numbers Add Up

05/30/2012 14:22:28 PM

Have you noticed how many article titles have numbers in them? You know: 10 Places You Must Travel, 5 Tips for Better Tweets, 3 Reasons to Eat Better, …..Obviously, as readers, we are fascinated by lists – otherwise there wouldn’t be so ma > read more

Strategic Thinkers, Visionary Leaders

05/09/2012 14:20:34 PM

I had a board member from a nonprofit organization tell  me that their board decided they should stop focusing so   much on performance measures and consider other means  of evaluating their executive. After I stopped choking on the water that I h > read more

San Antonio’s Eastside Promise

03/16/2012 10:53:41 AM

Last week a spotlight was focused on education in San Antonio.  An impressive delegation which included the United Way of Bexar County, City of San Antonio, United Way International, the Department of Education, and Promise Neighborhoods Initiatives > read more

Collaborative Transformational Change

02/21/2012 14:23:41 PM

It has been 5 months since I last blogged.  A lot has happened during that time: Twitter has become more popular; facebook is going public ; Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston and North Korea’s evil dictator all died; we started a new year; the economy i > read more

Boards, Funders: Hold Your Nonprofit Leaders Accountable.

08/02/2011 11:18:01 AM

I was reading an article by Paul Connolly, in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article, Connolly discusses how some people propose that the best thing you can fund in a nonprofit is the fundraising arm of the organization.  Connolly sug > read more

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