By Bob Harris, CAE and Bill Pawlucy, CAE Now is the time to demonstrate strength, leadership and strategy. Members expect to hear confidence and solutions from their association. Associations have always been resilient, during wars, recessions and crisis. Boards and staff should portray a positive, “can-do” attitude. Position chief elected officer and executive director as…
In an association, CPR may restore life to an under-performing organization. In this case CPR represents a renewal of Commitment, Performance and Results.
The opportunity is to leverage data and performance measures to objectively assess what is working and what is not in your association.
“Directors should regularly ask at the board table, ‘How will we measure success on this project or event?’
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?
Written by Bob Harris, CAE BOLD is a word frequently used in news headlines. “We need a bold plan to address guns in schools,” and, “Candidate unveils bold initiatives to curb violence.” Bold can be described as an action or decision that demonstrates an ability to take risks with confidence and courage. Seldom does…
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.
Assessing not only once but many times in different forms helps to move us from a static annual process to one that is more of a progress check in, which allows for continuous improvement and in “doing what is necessary” for your organization’s constituents.