The Anxious Organization - Who Us?

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Any organization that isn't anxious is on its way to extinction.  Anxiety is central to organizational life. The issue isn't whether or not you're a part of an anxious organization.  You are - guaranteed!   It’s more about how your organization manages anxiety - for better or for worse.  Since anxiety... (continued)

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Boards from Hell

A 60 page guidebook to help you learn how to create a heavenly board for your group or organization and avoid all of the Phantom Boards, Bored Boards, Boardettes, Boardellos, Mutant Ninja Boards and More! Special IdeaEncore price!

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Good Chemistry: Creating Strong CEO-Development Relationships

Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

A recent survey showed that less than 60 percent of development directors and CEOs believe they have strong relationships. Yet, this relationship is key to raising donated funds. Nonprofits make significant investment in development. It's not uncommon for nonprofit to spend over $100,000, between... (continued)

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This essay and 26 others are part of a suite of strategic planning essays for the National Endowment for the Arts' Advancement Program, commissioned and edited by Morrie Warshawski ( for a toolkit called LESSONS LEARNED (which was dismantled in 2013).

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How to Resolve Conflict Through Conversation

Conflict is inevitable in any organization. Someone does something that makes you angry, or hurts you. When your feelings get in the way of you doing your work, it’s time to have a conversation with that person. The key to resolving conflict is to do it with the person who is directly involved. To build trust, you... (continued)


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Eight steps for facilitating constructive conflict in the virtual world

Your team is under pressure to make a decision that will make or break your big project. You are shocked when all of your colleagues agree to what you believe will be a disastrous decision. When you regain your powers of speech, everyone is waiting for you to weigh in. (Thankfully, no one... (continued)

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