What Do People Think When You Walk in the Room?

Ashley Pero Uncategorized

I enjoy arriving to meetings early. This isn’t just because I am extremely punctual, I also love to people watch. (You do too, don’t you? It’s okay, I won’t tell!) I often find myself wondering what people think when they are people watching me. I will be honest, some days I shouldn’t receive a glowing review. You cannot be “on” …

A Book Review: Start With Why

Lorraine Faithful Uncategorized

A book review of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek The premise of this book is that most people in business cannot identify why their customers are their customers, and why their employees are their employees, and therefore they don’t know how to attract more of each. Start with why, writes Simon …

A Book Review: WIN: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Lorraine Faithful Uncategorized

A Book Review of WIN: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary, written by Dr. Frank I. Luntz Add WIN to your “must read” list! This book addresses the philosophy, strategy, and language of winning from the perspective of America’s greatest winners inside and outside the business world. Author Dr. Luntz draws on three dozen private …

Delivering Happiness

Grace Armstrong Uncategorized

I think that everyone that runs a business, including nonprofits, should read the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (Shay), the founder and CEO of Zappo’s. Zappo’s is an online retailer which begain as the first online show store but now sells many other products. It was recently acquired by Amazon, but continues to operate independently. The top goal on which Zappo’s …

A Book Review: Tribal Leadership

Lorraine Faithful Uncategorized

A book review of Tribal Leadership – Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, by Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright Are you seeking to improve your (or your employee’s) performance, serve your market better and have a blast doing it? I’m sure that most everyone would agree that these are lofty goals and perhaps seemingly difficult to achieve. …

Conflict of Interest: Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Grace Armstrong Uncategorized

When the majority of us hear the words “conflict of interest” in relation to a not for profit board of directors, we generally think there is trouble ahead. That is certainly possible, but it is not necessarily so. Let’s start with the law. Florida Statutes 617.0832 very clearly tells us how to handle a conflict of interest on a not …

Speaking Your Mind

Grace Armstrong Uncategorized

The role of a board member in a nonprofit organization is to govern and guide the organization to achieve its mission effectively. Board members have the care of the organization in their hands as representatives of the public trust. With that in mind, their wisdom and experience is necessary in order to reach the right decisions. Why is it then …

Lessons on Leadership from Fantasy Football

Scott Edinger, Edinger Consulting Group Uncategorized

Football season is upon us, and while the link between these two may not be obvious at first blush, stay with me for a moment. Before I detail the similarities between these two seemingly disparate topics, it makes sense to highlight my qualifications to do so. I have been playing fantasy football in the same league since 1995, and in …

Just Released: Giving USA 2014

Sara Leonard Uncategorized

The 5 Articles series features articles covering subjects relevant to nonprofit success, leadership, marketing, human resources, communications, social media, finance and governance – articles we’d consider must reads. With so much out there to take in, we want to share five that we don’t think you should miss. Enjoy! Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the seminal publication reporting …