I struggle with the term “nonprofit.” Generally, “for-profit” companies benefit from being highly motivated to make a financial profit. But, the profit motive alone is rarely sufficient to drive sustainable success. What is it that motivates your nonprofit organization? This graphic provides a few examples of how we can adjust our thought processes to move from average … Read More
Debunking the Mindset That Holds Nonprofits Back
No Surprises: Debunking the Mindset That Holds Nonprofits Back I was honored – and challenged – to report directly to nonprofit boards for over 25 years. I have made my share of mistakes and learned a few things along the way. One of the most knowledgeable and committed boards I worked for had a … Read More
Ray Caraway Joins Peak Solutions to Lead Nonprofit Division
Peak Solutions is proud to announce that veteran nonprofit executive, Ray Caraway, has joined their team. Ray joins the Fort Collins-based leadership development firm after 30 years of nonprofit experience and 17 years as CEO at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. After several years as a practicing attorney, Ray served as CEO of public … Read More
The Key to Nonprofit Success: A Strong CEO-Board Relationship
Having a front-row seat to see nonprofits heroically change lives, bring diverse groups of people together around common missions, and strengthen communities in fundamental ways, has been a wonderful gift – a great way to spend the past 30 years! But I’ve also seen the darker side of the nonprofit sector: The never-ending “treadmill” of … Read More
You Can’t Change Culture: Four tweetable ways to impact your culture
The following four statements are beyond tweetable quotes and simple thoughts. They are deep truths about culture. A proper understanding of each statement will help drive you, your team and your organization to success. They also are – very tweetable.
3 Practical Solutions to Survive the Status Quo
Have you ever sat back and marveled at just how well things are going? Have you found yourself rejoicing that finally, things are calm, predictable and consistent? And, have you found yourself in these same moments worried sick that you may lose relevance, become complacent and fall into failure?
No more excuses – What do you do when all of your excuses are gone?
Did you start 2016 off with a bang? Did you dream big and create huge goals? Did you narrow your focus, clear the clutter and get your eye on the prize? Yeah, me too.
Powerful Questions lead to Powerful Answers – Stop, Start and Continue
I have always known that there is power in great questions. I have heard it said that if you ask simple questions you get simple answers, ask powerful questions and you get powerful answers but most importantly if you ask no questions you will get no answers.
The Power of ONE THING – The key to meeting your goals and achieving success in life
January is the time of year when we create lists of goals and strategies to achieve success and live our best life. This is good and I hope you have done this. The problem is that you probably have created distractions and barriers to your success and you don’t even know it.
The Difference between Feedback and Noise
Have you ever read the comments on a blog, online newspaper or magazine? How about Facebook? I’ve yet to meet someone that changed their views by the “intellectual debate” that lives in the comment section.