The opportunity is to leverage data and performance measures to objectively assess what is working and what is not in your association.
At least 80% of nonprofits in America rely on volunteers for their work force. In fact, most nonprofits would not exist if not for the volunteers that serve them.
The nonprofit world is seeing a downturn in volunteerism, a squeeze on its revenue streams and rising competition. How can you be the “up periscope” for your organization to see what is ahead and to make important course changes to maintain your organization’s relevance?
You might have heard this one at the board table, “we cannot make a profit.” Or, the always popular, “anybody can do the ED’s job.” These are the myths that are promulgating boards across the country.
The problem with a board myth is that the director making the statement sounds believable. Without facts, the rest of the board accepts the statement.
It is amazing how every day life can help shape our thinking in areas we never thought would be impacted by unrelated activities…and so I thought!
Why do we have one-time attendees at our events and never see them again? Delivering value goes far beyond just delivering content.
You have an ineffective Board of Directors and they know it and ask for help! This is the perfect opportunity to re-engineer decision-making in your organization and increase nimbleness and innovation.
How many times do we say that we want our board of directors meetings to run more efficiently? Poorly run board meetings are the number one reason why there is a lack of focus around strategic issues.
A Harvard Business Article lists the 17 Fundament Traits of Organizational Effectiveness. The first and most poignant one is that “everyone [in your organization] has a good idea of the decisions and actions for which he or she is responsible.”