On February 14, I presented: How to Build the Right Board for Organizational Growth, for non-profits at the Social Innovation Forum. The workshop included 17 attendees from SIF’s alumni portfolio and other non-profit leaders in greater Boston. Here are some of my observations. Common Pain Points My experience is that most of us struggle
There are many ways to create value for the members of your organization. Everyone loves a good conference or event, but what happens when someone can’t attend the events? Are they still able to get value out of your organization? Here are some ideas that you can actualize to make sure they do: 1. Host
Non-profits require the same thoughtful, well-planned communications strategy that for-profits do, often with only a fraction of the budge. Leverage these tips to improve your communications without breaking the bank. 1. Make Strategic Partnerships to Co-Market People love hearing and talking about others. It’s in our nature to discuss things that we like and to
Are you seeing a decline in volunteer involvement on your organization’s standing committees? Is it difficult to achieve attendance at meetings? Are volunteers hesitant to “own” tasks between meetings and assume accountability for outcomes? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you are not alone. As the role of volunteers continues to evolve,
I recently had the opportunity to speak to students at the Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. I was asked to discuss organizations that represent women entrepreneurs and why/how they are important. Naturally, I highlighted the programs and services of the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, the mid-Atlantic region’s pre-eminent organization for high-growth women entrepreneurs.