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How to Tie a Shoe

In Board Development, Evaluations by Geoff Burns

For organizations that are under duress, board members frequently avoid the crucial issues and get sidetracked on mundane concerns. Think for example the process of bringing in a new Executive Director. In most cases, new Executive Directors do not get the support and “Onboarding” needed to fully integrate in to the culture and mission of the organization. (Click here for a …

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Part 2:Duty of Loyalty

In Board Development, Evaluations, Strategic Planning by Geoff Burns

Duty of Loyalty This is part 2 of a three part series on the duties of board members. Continuing on from Part 1: Duty of Care, lets now look at the Duty of Loyalty. Board members have a responsibility to put the interests of the organization and its objectives ahead of any personal or professional interests. This includes the interest …

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Part 1:Duty of Care

In Board Development, Evaluations, Strategic Planning by Geoff Burns

Duty of Care This is part 1 of a three part series on the duties of board members. It is so easy to think that the Executive Director is responsible for everything the nonprofit does, however, it is not only the role that board members play, but their duty to the organization as board members that is often overlooked or …

Forces for Good Book Review

In Book Review, Evaluations by Geoff Burns

By Senior Consultant, Kristy Burns I started this review as part of a class project. As I finished the assignment, I felt that the entire review deserved to be referenced here for all of you. Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits Book Review Written by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant This review is based on …

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DD Danger

In Board Development, Evaluations, Strategic Planning by Geoff Burns

What organization doesn’t need funds? There are many organizations that have Development Directors and many more that wish they did. There are several dangers associated with having a DD that are seldom acknowledged. Effective DD’s are a true blessing for an organization, but for those nonprofits that are considering hiring a DD for the first time, there are a few …

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In Uncategorized by Geoff Burns

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. …