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TSB 60: You Hired a Rockstar! Now What? leadership nonprofit onboarding staff retention the saturday boardroom workplace culture Feb 24, 2024

Congratulations! You've finally snagged that talented new hire who promises to boost your mission's impact. But hold on before you break out the celebratory kale chips. The real work starts now:...

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TSB 059: Stop Being Your Team's Superhero (and Let Them Shine Instead) capacity building communication leadership management nonprofit the saturday boardroom workplace culture Feb 17, 2024

Let's face it, running a nonprofit can be like juggling flaming bowling pins blindfolded on a unicycle. You wear a lot of hats: strategic visionary, budget magician, cheerleader, conflict...

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TSB 058: How Blocking Myself In Freed Me Up efficiency intuitive leadership management nonprofit the saturday boardroom workplace culture Feb 10, 2024

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This week's tip:  Start your week by blocking off a half-day for uninterrupted work, making it a non-negotiable part of your schedule..


 

One week, I grappled...

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TSB 057: When Goodbye Is A New Beginning: How to Give A Pink Slip capacity building communication leadership management nonprofit the saturday boardroom Feb 03, 2024

I didn’t sleep a wink the night before. I kept thinking about what I was going to say, how I would keep from crying, and would she hate me when it was all over.

Mindy was my colleague, and my...

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TSB 056: Is Your Nonprofit's Strategic Planning Budget On Point? budget capacity building leadership management nonprofit strategy the saturday boardroom Jan 20, 2024

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This week's tip:  A plan without a budget is folly.


Hello changemakers and nonprofit leaders!

Today, I'm diving into a topic that's crucial yet often tricky to...

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TSB 055: Are You Listening to the Right People? communication diversity intuitive leadership nonprofit the saturday boardroom workplace culture Jan 13, 2024

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This week's tip:  Oftentimes, that little voice deep inside is the one you really need to hear.


Let's chat about something that doesn't get enough credit in the...

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TSB 054: Leadership is not what you think it is... leadership the saturday boardroom workplace culture Jan 06, 2024

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This week's tip:  Leadership in 2024 is different.  Here’s what I mean…


 

Leadership is not about having a vision, it's about ...

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TSB 053: Leadership lessons from the world's worst bosses. leadership nonprofit the saturday boardroom workplace culture Dec 16, 2023

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This week's tip:  You can learn from their mistakes.


We often look to successful leaders for inspiration and guidance on how to excel in our roles. But what about the...

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TSB 051: Answering the Question All Funders Have capacity building fundraising leadership nonprofit strategy the saturday boardroom Dec 02, 2023

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This week's tip:  Crystallizing your nonprofit's unique mission and impact goals with a well-defined theory of change not only answers funders' questions but becomes the...

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TSB 050: Leadership 2003 vs 2023 intuitive leadership nonprofit strategy the saturday boardroom workplace culture Nov 11, 2023

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This week's tip:  Embrace adaptability as a core leadership trait as we round the corner headed to 2024, as the ability to pivot and evolve with changing landscapes is...

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TSB 049: Tackling Employee Grievances about Fairness intuitive leadership nonprofit staff retention the saturday boardroom workplace culture Nov 04, 2023

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This week's tip:  When employees say decisions aren't fair, they're really telling you they don't feel heard or weren't included in the decision-making process. 

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TSB 048: Learn How Diverse Teams Achieve Unprecedented Success communication diversity leadership nonprofit the saturday boardroom workplace culture Oct 28, 2023

Read Time: 2 minutes

This week's tip:  Host regular team meetings where every member shares one idea or perspective from their unique background to foster open and inclusive discussions...

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