Sympathy For The Two-Faced Lawyer On Your Board

Sympathy For The Two-Faced Lawyer On Your Board

Non-profits often seek lawyers to serve on their boards. However, it is important to note that having a lawyer on your organization’s board is not the same thing as having a lawyer represent your organization. Gene Takagi recently posted a piece on the Non-Profit Law Blog aimed at providing lawyers with guidance about serving on a non-profit board, but it is also a good resource to help non-profits understand the parameters of a lawyer’s board service. The lawyer may be faced with serving dual conflicting roles, one as a lawyer providing legal … Read more

marketing goals road map

How To Set Better Marketing Goals

I was just having a conversation with colleagues this morning about the importance of having goals. I, personally, work better if I have something to attain and a roadmap to get there. I ran across this article this morning that is a great guide to setting better marketing goals for your nonprofit. David Hartstein, on the Wired Impact blog, states, “If you don’t know where you’re going, there’s no way to monitor your progress or to ultimately know if you’ve arrived.” You wouldn’t set off on a cross-country trek without a road map, … Read more

All Right, Everyone, We Need To Freak Out More About Nonprofit Leadership

All Right, Everyone, We Need To Freak Out More About Nonprofit Leadership

The always brilliant Vu Le has a December 2015 post on his blog, Nonprofit With Balls, starting the freak out about nonprofit leadership.  The typical freak out going on is over Boomers who are retiring and the concern that this causes a leadership gap.  But, Le instead encourages us to look at other leadership challenges that are appearing. Leaders aren’t reflective of the communities we serve.  Only 18% of nonprofit professionals are people of color, but likely a majority of people who we serve are minorities.  Moreover, women make up a significant part … Read more

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