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 […]
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 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 […]