Leading Effective Meetings: 5 Tips to Conduct More Productive Meetings

Photo of Margarita Sarmiento, a Cuban American woman in her 60s with light brown hair wearing.a leopard print jacket speaking at the front of a room

Believe it or not, employees spend an average of 18+ hours per week in meetings, but nearly half say those meetings are unnecessary and 70% report multitasking during the gatherings (Source). With a reported 24 million hours wasted each year due to unproductive meetings, how do you conduct more productive meetings at your nonprofit that matter to your […]

Making the Case for Training & Development from Funders: 6 Keys to Nonprofit Growth

A chalkboard that says Never Stop Learning next to a stack of notebooks and books

Dear funders: Nonprofits need your support to include human capital needs. At least, that’s what the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s most recent report confirmed. State of Nonprofits in 2023: What Funders Need to Know revealed the top concern among nonprofit executives is staff-related issues, including burnout, filling staff positions and retaining staff. 3 in 4 […]

17 Questions to Ask Your Team to Build the Best Culture

Carina Kleter, a white woman with brown hair in a bun wearing glasses, talking to Charlie Imbergamo, a white man with grey hair in a dress shirt

According to research from Monster.com, a whopping 96% of workers are looking for a new job this year, with many seeking a position that offers higher compensation and a healthy, positive work environment. When an organization experiences a shift in leadership or structure, it presents an important opportunity to engage staff in building the culture, […]

Beyond Employee Training: How to Create a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations

Four nonprofit professionals in a training class, including three women and one man

Have you ever wondered why some organizations succeed and others struggle? From for-profit companies to nonprofits of every size, one of the best indicators of high-performing organizations is a dedicated focus on creating a learning culture. Over the years, I’ve witnessed a deep correlation between an organization’s commitment to talent development and continuous learning and […]

Do This in January to Succeed in 2023

A vast body of research shows that most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by the end of January. Your actions during the first 30 days of the year will set you up for success or put you in the 80% of people who give up on their goals far too soon. To help you stick with […]

3 Ways to Beat Burnout & Become a More Awesome Human

True or false? If you follow your passion, you will never work a day in your life. According to best-selling author and speaker Nataly Kogan, this is a myth. That’s because loving what you do doesn’t beat burnout; it often increases it. Nataly Kogan looked like a ray of sunshine as she stood in a bright yellow […]

Become an SEO Pro: SEO Resources for Nonprofits

Google is consistently the top-visited website in the U.S., and search engines drive the majority of all website traffic. Have you ever wondered how to get your nonprofit to rank higher on Google or to show up on the first page of search results? One of the answers lies in mastering SEO. Search engine optimization, […]

Nonprofit Board Assessments: How to Evaluate Nonprofit Board Members

How do you know if a nonprofit board is carrying out its duties successfully? Nonprofit board assessments are essential to measure board effectiveness and ensure board members govern the organization appropriately. What is a board evaluation? A board evaluation is a process for assessing a nonprofit board’s performance and the extent to which its members fulfill […]

Taking the Mystery Out of Nonprofit CEO Evaluations: How to Measure CEO Performance

After years of training board members on how to lead and govern nonprofit organizations, one question consistently comes up in every session I teach: What’s the best way to support a nonprofit CEO and ensure strong executive leadership for the future? While there are many components to effective CEO support, one of the most crucial is nonprofit CEO […]