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....
Demonstrate Field Expertise

Demonstrate Field Expertise

Round two of the interview process. I’m sitting with the CEO and an outside consultant. They are grilling me about my experience, abilities and what I bring to the specific role I’m up for. Then comes a question that I really dislike: “If you were sitting with a...