Category Archives: Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance: Bringing the Best Out of the Business People on Your Nonprofit Board

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

What started 20 years ago as a small movement to bring people from the for-profit sector onto nonprofit boards is far more widespread today. And as you can imagine, mixing representatives from the two sectors is not always seamless. Often … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Leadership Bookshelf?

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

We held the final workshops in the Board Leadership Training series earlier this month, and I have been thinking about adult learning — and its workplace extension, organizational learning. What’s the best way to promote them in an age, and … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities and Mistakes: What Does Your 990 Reveal About Your Organization?

Posted on by David Gray, President, Finance Arts, LLC

I am constantly amazed when I see nonprofit organizations that work so hard to define themselves in terms of quality, artistry and customer service, simultaneously pay insufficient attention to opportunities to communicate about their organizational mission and infrastructure when completing … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Make Sure You Actually Implement Your Strategic Plan

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

Follow Mary Poppins’ Advice… Is there a strategic plan in the bottom of your desk drawer, taking up space and chastising you every time you look into that dark corner? Don’t be ashamed – you’re not alone. But in the … Continue reading

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You’ve Always Had the Power…

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

Teaching something does not necessarily mean it will be learned.  It matters a lot what is already in potential learners’ heads (prior knowledge, understandings, misunderstandings, experiences, assumptions, beliefs).  And just as importantly it matters why they think they are there … Continue reading

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