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April 17, 2018

Why Conflict on Your Board of Directors is a Good Thing

Conflict on your board of directors can be a good thing. Crazy, right? It is often our natural tendency to avoid conflict at all costs. Even when we know conflict may be necessary to resolve an issue, we choose to stay in our safe, nonconfrontational bubbles. We fear that conflict will only lead to fights and petty frustration, so we avoid it altogether. Conflict can be (and often is) detrimental to a group’s success, but […]
April 17, 2018

Are You Building Relationships Or Collecting Checks?

On December 31, 2017, I became a statistic. I joined the 60 percent of donors who become former donors to the charities they had been supporting.
April 14, 2018

Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations

What’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Why Should We Care About It? It’s easy to talk about the things we have in common. When we meet people, we start with what we all relate to. “Is it still raining out there? Are you also flying home? ­­­You got tickets to Hamilton?!” It’s a lot harder to talk about differences. It’s even harder to talk about differences when they’re about our identities.
April 13, 2018

4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month! Yes, you heard that right: there is a whole month dedicated to honoring volunteers across the country. Not only does the month commemorate the selfless efforts of so many people already volunteering, but encourages others to get out of their comfort zone and take action in bettering their communities. Most nonprofits interact with volunteers at least a few times a year, whether that’s recruiting dozens for a big fundraiser, or […]