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When you’re tasked to lead groups, build consensus, and deliver solutions to clients or community stakeholders, the quality of every single interaction matters. Getting your board meetings, community meetings, and internal meetings RIGHT and planning them thoughtfully is a no-brainer, yet so many... (continued)
Susan C. Hammond, CPA, MST is a leadership and business coach. She consults on improving board financial literacy and governance practices. She is a frequent speaker on creating advisory boards, interpreting financial information, and improving board member performance. She is a former CFO of Fuller Craft Museum and a co-founder of the South Shore Women's Business... (continued)
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 (www.warshawski.com) for a toolkit called LESSONS LEARNED (which was dismantled in 2013).
Also, the wrong diagram for SOURCES OF CONFLICT appears in the text. It is added here as a separate file.
Alison Brewin is a consultant providing planning, evaluation and facilitation support to non-profits in British Columbia, Canada. She and her colleagues believe the non-profit sector is a core aspect of civil society, one that deserves the highest quality support available to ensure organizations have all the tools they need to do the important work of... (continued)
This newly updated version of the guide to effective meetings includes some new checklists and additional information on potential legal ramifications of poorly conducted meetings. And don't forget to check out the corresponding "Effective Meetings Training Module," which includes a... (continued)
This paper identifies the value of MFIs focusing on fulfilling other basic needs of the poor by incorporating ‘better client health’ as a primary goal. By doing so, MFIs increase their alleviating poverty. Though this challenges MFIs’ financial sustainability, MFIs ignoring clients’ health... (continued)
Carolyn Sullivan is the Founder & President of New Chapter Coaching, a professional development company specializing in helping nonprofit organizations and their leaders change lives and transform communities. She's driven to help nonprofits and their leaders achieve their best results because she believes our communities thrive when our nonprofits thrive. As an... (continued)
To lead operations — let alone innovate — amid frequent restructurings, program changes, and retirements, nonprofit leaders know they must quickly capitalize on hidden know-how. Knowledge Jam, the subject Sharing Hidden Know-How (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2011) exposes knowledge by using facilitated conversation.... (continued)
In the spring of 1992, October Adamson-Woods, an award-winning ethics consultant to the State of Oregon; Cathleen Smith, a Portland State University professor interested in moral development; and Barry Anderson, a PSU professor interested in ethical decision making, reviewed 13 models for ethical decision making and distilled them... (continued)
This is a standard meeting agenda template which will help structure meetings for maximum effectiveness. There are also fields for note taking, recording decisions, follow up items and other info. It is in Excel 2003 and 2007 formats and may be customized and filled in electronically if... (continued)
There are times when a third party facilitator can be benificial for an organizations planning sessions and times when it might not be necessary. This paper looks a key factors to help you decide which is right for you depending on your needs.
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If you'd rather walk through fire than facilitate a virtual meeting, you're not alone! (Come to think of it, leading virtual meetings can actually feel a bit like walking through fire!) Whether you're a project leader, group manager, subject manager expert, or individual contributor, sooner or later, you'll lead a... (continued)