What’s on your calendar?

This time of year, most non-profits are in overdrive providing meals, toys, shelter and support for the holiday season.  You’re swamped and stretched pretty thin, so planning for the upcoming year may not be your top priority.  However, January will be here before you know it and you’ll want to start off the year ahead […]

Just Say “No”…to meetings

How many meetings do you attend each week? Is your calendar booked solid with back-to-back meetings?  If so, I have a question for you: Is your presence absolutely necessary for each of those meetings?  Now, I’m not suggesting that you don’t have something valuable to contribute.  However, your time and energy might be better spent […]

It’s your time to manage

Staff members at non-profit organizations are known for having too much to do and not enough time.  You’re probably wearing multiple hats – all of which are important.  So how do you keep the proverbial plates spinning without them falling onto your head?  Well, part of the solution is in how you manage your time. […]

You’re not who you think you are…

There’s something you need to know.  If you’re the head of your organization (particularly if you founded it), then I have what may be disturbing news for you.  Are you ready?  Here it goes…you are an entrepreneur.  Contrary to what you may think, the for-profit business world does not have that term copyrighted and reserved […]

What can I do to help?

Want to shake things up and make your staff wonder what you’re up to?  Just walk into the office, ask a team member “What can I do to help?” and sit back to enjoy the reaction.  You might get a blank stare or hear “Um, well, I, uh…” – especially if you’ve never asked that […]

I’m going to Disneyland!

It’s the line we hear after every Super Bowl – the camera pans over to one of the star players, someone asks what he’s going to do next and the player shouts that he’s “going to Disneyland!”.  We easily accept that the players are celebrating their win.  Their fans are ecstatic, the big trophy is […]