Stop Cutting Corners

Stop Cutting Corners

When’s the last time you heard a nonprofit CEO declare: “I make too much money. To help our organization, I’m going to resign and find a part-time volunteer to do my job. We’ll use the savings from my salary to help the organization thrive.” A volunteer fundraiser? Of...
Kill The Nonprofit Mission Statement

Kill The Nonprofit Mission Statement

I walked into the conference room and handed the ten people seated around the table a piece of paper and a pen. “Please write down your organization’s mission statement.” After one minute I gathered the papers and began reading each one aloud. They were all different....
Pivot

Pivot

I loved the Pivot scene in Friends. Classic! When the word ‘pivot’ gets overused in the business or marketing world? Not a fan. But the fact is: Coronaworld has presented a lot of challenges to the nonprofit sector. Some form of pivoting is in order. Frozen In Place...
What I Learned From A 24 Hour Zoomathon

What I Learned From A 24 Hour Zoomathon

Yes, you read that title right. I spent 24 straight hours on Zoom. I assume your first question is: Why? Happy Birthday Last week Wednesday night and Thursday was my Hebrew birthday. I’m not a big birthday celebrator, though in the past 4 years I’ve been in the U.S....
One Piece At A Time

One Piece At A Time

This past weekend I finished a puzzle for the first time in a while. A lot of tense moments trying to figure out where certain individual pieces belonged but overall, a sense of accomplishment. This is how I spent my Shabbat: For the first time in 2 1/2 years, I was...