Managing As Mission

Managing As Mission

In March of this year, I left an organization after a couple of unsuccessful months of trying to ‘get things right’ based on my nonprofit experience. With 25 years and multiple jobs invested in the nonprofit world, I know when things are going to work and when they...
Post-Election Implications for Nonprofits

Post-Election Implications for Nonprofits

For many in the nonprofit sector, the results of last week’s election has opened the floodgates of uncertainty. We have a confirmation that a great deal of the country does not look favorably upon much of our work–especially social justice work, as well as a...
Eating Lunch: A lesson in good managing

Eating Lunch: A lesson in good managing

A number of years ago, I was interviewing for an Executive Director position with a smaller nonprofit. Staff were involved in the interview process and one of the long-time staff-people asked me, “So how do you feel about lunch?” As you might imagine, I was taken...
Managing in Nonprofits: Curbing Burnout

Managing in Nonprofits: Curbing Burnout

People in nonprofit work are driven. Not by chauffeurs, not by a desire for mansions or Maseratis; they are driven by a desire to do something to make their communities, countries, environments better. The drive to improve, to help, probably comes from multiple...