Live Oak

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[Note: A version of this article appeared in Philanthropy Daily on December 21, 2017.] I’m fascinated by what makes someone an effective nonprofit leader. Yes, leaders should be inspiring and visionary, setting…
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Lonely At the Top

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{Note: This post has been co-published by the Maine Association of Nonprofits.} It’s not easy being a nonprofit CEO. People expect the CEO to have all the answers. The ideal CEO…
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Anticipating the Worst

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People make dumb decisions. Sometimes the decision isn’t really a decision at all, but simply a momentary loss of focus, like locking yourself out of the house when you take…
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Foundering

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“So what’s your boss like?” I asked a friend, who had recently taken a position at a nonprofit. “Well, you know. He’s a founder.” My friend then listed the adjectives…
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