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    Boardroom Management

    The 80/20 Rule is a Sign of Poor Culture

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 |

    Board of Directors 80/20 Rule How many times have you heard…“the 80/20 rule applies to my Board of Directors”. Twenty percent of the Directors are engaged, the other 80% just take up space around the board table. 
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    Membership Isn’t Our Business

    Friday, July 10, 2015 |

    Membership retention I’ve spent my career growing business organizations by focusing on member retention…along with a healthy dose of member recruitment.  
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    Strategic Planning

    Has Your Board Exceeded Its “Best Before Date”?

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 |

    Bulldog in a suit Why Establishing Board of Director Terms of Office Is Healthy 
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    Revenue Generation

    It’s an Investment, Not a Donation

    Saturday, March 07, 2015 |

    Make an investment not a donation - Think like a business
    The world of organizational management in general struggles with a “poor me” perception, where businesses cringe when they see you coming. Everyday organizations are knocking on the doors of businesses asking for something; “do you have something to donate to our event”, “will you buy tickets to support our dinner”, will you make a sponsorship donation to our organization?”  
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    How Many Members You Have is Irrelevant to Me

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 |

    Woman with her ears plugged with her fingers Stop telling me how many members you have; as a business I don’t care. Yes…the size of your membership is important to your organization’s financial success, to prove you have a legitimate constituency, and to provide you with bragging rights. But to me as a business owner, I don’t care. 
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    5 Steps to Earn Your Board of Director’s Love

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 |

    5 Steps to help with managing your board of directors You provide professional leadership for your organization; take the same professional approach to managing your relationship with your Board of Directors and gain their respect. 
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    4 Steps to Avoid the “CEO Walk of Shame”

    Thursday, November 06, 2014 |

    Tips for avoiding the CEO walk of shame I received a call from a not-for-profit CEO who was dismissed by their Board of Directors; not the first call, likely not the last. No reason was given for dismissal.  
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    Strategic Planning

    3 Ways Your Strategy Can Avoid a “Kodak Moment”

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 |

    3 Ways Your Strategy Can Help You Avoid a Kodak Moment At a recent networking function we chatted about the need for businesses and organizations to adapt to change, and the discussion moved onto the downfall of former mega-giant Eastman Kodak. It got me thinking: “Why did Kodak fail?” The answer I found is this: Kodak had a limited focus, and Fuji Film strategically out-hustled Kodak. Here are a few lessons that can be learned to avoid a Kodak moment for your organization. 
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    Strategic Planning

    Cash in on Your Brand

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 |

    6 ways to generate new revenue “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas Edison

    Generating revenue is hard work.

    Revenue is the life blood of any organization; it is the fuel that provides the programs and services to meet you member’s value proposition.  
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    Strategic Planning

    Build Relevancy through Strategic Advocacy

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 |

    Consider these seven steps to keep your advocacy strategy on track. 7 proven steps to get results

     Advocacy is often a complex, time-consuming, and frustrating process.

    But, positive results make your organization more relevant in your community…and more importantly, to your membership.  
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    Strategic Planning

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