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External Relations and Fund Raising

Benjamin Rose Institute’s CEO Orion Bell: Connector-in-Chief Extraordinaire

May 7, 2020 0 Comments

Over the course of my thirty-plus years of work with nonprofit/public chief executives, one of the more dramatic CEO role shifts I’ve observed has been the transformation of Ms. Inside to Ms. Outside.  It’s now widely recognized in all sectors …

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Energizer-in-Chief Redux:  Stakeholder Relationship Management

April 8, 2020 0 Comments

“Incredible.  We must be talking about 40 or more stakeholders.”  This was one of the responses to the question I asked in the daylong governance work session I was facilitating, after the  breakout group dealing with stakeholder relations had completed …

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Your Stakeholders Are Worth Taking Very Seriously

June 17, 2016 0 Comments

The breakout group exercise was an even bigger hit than I expected – and a real eye-opener for everyone involved in the retreat.  The group, which met for a little over an hour during the morning session of the Good …

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Whither Volunteer Involvement In Our Nonprofits?

August 13, 2015 0 Comments

In their informative and thought-provoking new podcast, two seasoned nonprofit leaders – Mick Fleming, President of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, and Susan Robertson, President of the ASAE Foundation – discuss volunteer involvement in nonprofit organizations – describing …

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Learning From Two Extraordinary CEO Ambassadors-in-Chief

June 22, 2015 1 Comment

There is wide agreement in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors that the chief executive officer must devote at least 30 percent – some say up to 50 – of her time to serving as her organization’s Ambassador-in-Chief – speaking …

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