Category Archives: Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance: The Key to a Strong Founder-Board Relationship

Posted on by Laura Otten, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

  I love founders. When I think of amazing nonprofits and the incredible work they do, I cannot help but appreciate the creative and dedicated individuals who gave them their starts. But every up-side has a down-side — even when … Continue reading

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Register Today for Dodge’s Public Image Works Series

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Getting attention in today’s world can be challenging. It’s no longer enough to rely solely on traditional media or grassroots engagement to get a story out to the public and garner support. That’s why we teamed up with Social Impact Studios … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: Strategic Planning — It’s Not a Sprint

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Principal, Creative Capacity, LLC

What’s the most common phone call that consultants get from nonprofits? “We’re doing a strategic plan and we’re having our retreat on such-and-such a date. Can you help us?” This call usually indicates that the organization is hoping to sprint … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: The Difficulties of Being Board President

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Believe it or not, not every board member wants to rise to board president. Sometimes the reluctance is even extreme. A recent voicemail from an outgoing board president reflected a directive from her board: Can we find someone the organization … Continue reading

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Technical Assistance: Measuring Social Profit

Posted on by David Grant, former President and CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

We kicked off another year of the Dodge Board Leadership series last week with a workshop on assessment. I was struck, as always, by the challenge of nonprofit accountability in the age of “outcomes measurement.” Everybody wants numbers, but the … Continue reading

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