Never Can Say Good-bye

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There’s an old proverb that it takes one person to throw a stone in a well, but ten to get it out. I think the nonprofit equivalent is that it’s…
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Goldilocks and the Three Boards

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As fairy tales go, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” is fairly benign. She’s not eaten by a wolf. She isn’t fed poisoned apples. The worst thing that happens to Goldilocks…
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A Board’s Most Important Role

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Good nonprofit boards put a lot of time into strategic planning, creating effective policies, and raising funds – all very important roles. But very few put enough time into their…
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Healthy Tension

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There are some things that people love to complain about. Dealing with difficult relatives around the holidays. Drivers weaving in and out of traffic. The slow line at Motor Vehicles.…
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Sand Trap

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A riddle: Q. “What are the three scariest words in the English language?” A. “Charity golf tournament.” (more…)
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