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About Your Core Values Statement: A Powerful Leadership Tool

September 14, 2017 0 Comments

          Doug Eadie

Since two extraordinary nonprofit leaders – Lynne Thomas Gordon and Michelle Mason – will be recording a podcast for this blog on the recently updated values statement of the Association Forum, I thought it would be useful to …

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Vision: Your Board’s Driver of Innovation and Change

March 24, 2017 0 Comments

A few months ago I sat in on a meeting of the board planning committee of a nonprofit economic development corporation.  We were running through an outline of the agenda for the corporation’s upcoming board-CEO-executive team daylong “strategic work session,” …

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Another Insidious Foe: That Strategic Planning is a Powerful Innovation Tool

March 1, 2017 0 Comments

I tell the following true story in my book Changing By Design (Josey-Bass):

Almost thirty years ago, when I was serving as budget officer of a state government’s urban affairs department, I had the good fortune to participate in the

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Fostering Innovative CEO Leadership: a Conversation With Bob Eckardt

February 17, 2017 0 Comments

Robert Eckardt

Whenever you come across a nonprofit organization that is thriving and growing in these rapidly changing, challenging times, you’re virtually certain to find an extraordinary CEO at the helm wearing what I call the “Chief Innovator” hat.  Sue …

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Ownership: the Breakfast of Change Champions

February 2, 2017 0 Comments

I sat in on a really consequential meeting a little over a year ago.  The board planning and development committee of a state professional association spent 3 ½ hours brainstorming how to handle the patently obvious need to do a …

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Two Extraordinary CEOs Spearhead Business Model Updates

May 24, 2016 0 Comments

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Planning Out of the Box: Updating CSAE’s Business Model, Part Two

March 22, 2016 0 Comments

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About Nonprofit Business Models – A New Series of Podcasts

February 26, 2016 0 Comments

A local nonprofit serving adults and children with learning disabilities launches a number of business ventures (known as “social enterprises”) to generate earned income – in response to cutbacks in government funding. A national association re-structures an elaborate system of …

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Beware Of Planning Yourself Into a Box

November 13, 2015 0 Comments

Business meetingHow did I get into the business of helping nonprofit boards and CEOs build their leadership capacity? This is the first question Cheryl Ronk, President of the Michigan Society of Association Executives, asked me to think about in preparation for …

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Sue Buchholtz: Serial Social Entrepreneur

November 5, 2015 1 Comment
Sue Buchholtz, CEO Evergreen Life Services

Sue Buchholtz, CEO
Evergreen Life Services

Sue Buchholtz, then President & CEO of The Spring, a nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence, made a vivid impression when I first met her in early 2002, shortly after my wife Barbara and …

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