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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Budget Resolution

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It happens all the time. A private-sector businessperson takes over as board treasurer and meets with the nonprofit staff to go over the new budget. In that meeting, the new…
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Accretion Happens

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So why does your organization hold a charity golf tournament? Probably because it’s something you’ve always done. My guess is that if you looked into it, you’d find that fifteen…
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Small Potatoes

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Back in the Soviet Union, you had to stand in three lines to buy potatoes. I know: I stood in those lines. I spent a semester in 1980 as an…
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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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Best-Kept Secrets

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Here’s the scene: A nonprofit board is discussing how to attract new supporters. One board member, in an exasperated but sincere tone, says, “But it’s so hard to interest people……
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