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Where Do Our Nonprofit Executives Go From Here?

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close and Labor Day is approaching without our typical end-of-summer rituals. As a result, you and your team approach September feeling fatigued and unrefreshed. Here are some recommendations to keep your staff engaged and motivated and your Board committed and inspired.

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No Rest for the Weary: Where Do Nonprofit Boards Go From Here

Since mid-March, your board chair and your CEO/ED have provided invaluable leadership. While we wait for a vaccine, how can the board keep up this pace, and stay focused on the issues related to Covid; its regular oversight work; and long-term planning and projects like strategic planning, campaigns and exploring collaboration?

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show Investigation Reminds Leaders about Workplace Culture

After months of leaks and rumors about misconduct, it is now being reported that The Ellen DeGeneres Show is under internal investigation by WarnerMedia. This follows a series of allegations of racism, workplace intimidation and other mistreatment made by employees. As a leader in your organization, watching this situation unfold should serve as a reminder of these five takeaways.

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How to Teach Leadership in 30 Seconds

A few months into my first job after graduate school, I realized that my worst professional fear was that I would never work anywhere else. No joke. I loved my job so much that I thought I’d never leave. We didn’t have a foosball table or free beer on Fridays, but the company culture was so amazing that my co-workers and I developed a deep commitment to the company.

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Leading with Hope

During these unprecedented times of uncertainty, providing hope is your most valuable leadership asset. But in the midst of staff reductions and deep budget cuts, how do we support our employees and offer messages of hope about a brighter organizational future?

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Planning Your Virtual Summer Retreat

In our new remote work world, should we still plan a summer retreat or simply take a pass this summer? We believe there’s never been a more important time to bring your teams together to reflect on the past few months, to share concerns in a relaxed and supportive setting, to celebrate what you have accomplished, and to look ahead together.

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