Strong CEOs are the key to any community’s nonprofit success. Boards of Directors have little or nothing to do with it. Humorist Mark Twain’s famously said, “God first made idiots (that was for practice) then He made…Boards!” After spending twenty-five years in nonprofit management (having worked with over 500 boards) I’ve determined, broadly speaking, there are three types of boards… …mediocre ones, useless ones, and really bad ones. It’s not the fault of the individual volunteer […]
Louis Fawcett Leads NANOE Reformation: Why This Movement Is Here to Stay! On February 1, 2018 I will join the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) as its first President. Some have asked, “Louis, why NANOE?” and here is my answer: The time for a reformation of the nonprofit industry is long overdue. The NANOE Reformation has already begun. In this new world, every charitable leader will be honored for his or her […]
MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MISSION (OR MINISTRY)! Jimmy LaRose forecasts FINANCIAL BOOM for nonprofits everywhere. Last month I wrote an article titled, What Tax Reform Means for Charity: MORE MONEY, MONEY, MONEY and predicted that the Tax Cut & Jobs Act would grow the economy; reduce taxes;
Association of Fundraising Professionals is selling snake-oil again. Except this time their new product line includes accusations against donors, philanthropists, corporate execs and foundation execs of sexual misconduct. IT BOGGLES THE MIND. Can you believe it, or am I the only one that’s flabbergasted?