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Cementing the Partnership With Your Board

June 8, 2018 0 Comments

The following article appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of the Association Forum’s “CEOnly Newsletter.”  It is reprinted here with the Forum’s permission.

Satisfied Owners Make Better Partners

Thirty years of working with nonprofit boards of all shapes and sizes …

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CEO Rob Paterkiewicz on Updating Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Business Model

June 4, 2018 0 Comments

I’m pleased to share the fourth podcast in this blog’s ongoing series on updating nonprofit business models, featuring Rob Paterkiewicz, Executive Director and CEO of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, a national trade association. You’ll recall that the May 18 post …

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Nonprofit Business Models Redux

May 18, 2018 0 Comments

Updating nonprofit business models has been a major theme of this blog, with posts featuring podcasts by Richard Browdie, CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (November 13, 2017:  https://extraordinaryceo.com/involving-board-strategic-organizational-development/);  Rick Homans, CEO of the Tampa Bay Partnership, …

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Three Seasoned, Board-Savvy Leaders Talk About the Board Chair-CEO Partnership

April 26, 2018 0 Comments

I don’t know three more board-savvy nonprofit leaders than Ronnie Bryant, President & CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Jeff Finkle, President/CEO of the International Economic Development Council, and Michael Langley, Chief Executive Officer of the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional …

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Time to Update and Fine-Tune Your CEO Leadership Resolutions

December 21, 2017 0 Comments

There’s wide agreement in the nonprofit sector that one of the preeminent vehicles for building and maintaining a close, productive, and enduring board-CEO working relationship is a well-designed and meticulously executed process for board evaluation of CEO performance. CEO evaluation …

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Involving Your Board in Strategic Organizational Development

November 13, 2017 0 Comments

Every truly extraordinary nonprofit and public sector CEO I’ve observed over the years has made leading strategic change a top priority, wearing what I call the “Innovator-in-Chief” hat. In a rapidly changing and frequently quite challenging world, this makes the …

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Another Insidious Foe: Assuming That Fund Raising is a Key Governing Function

September 9, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious FoeIn one of the “board-savvy CEO” workshops I conducted recently, a participant – visibly upset – challenged my assertion that raising money wasn’t a mainline governing function.  She informed me that donors, including foundations, made it possible for her nonprofit …

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8 Insidious Foes of a Solid Board-CEO Partnership: A New Series

March 31, 2016 0 Comments

Insidious Foe“Well, it’s all about policy making.  In a nutshell, that’s what the board does, right – enact policies?”  I’ve quoted verbatim from one of hundreds of board member interviews I’ve conducted over the years, usually in preparation for a board-CEO-executive …

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What, Me Worry About a Big Board?

February 10, 2016 2 Comments

“Why in heaven’s name would I even consider it?” This how my colleague Jeff Finkle, President & CEO of the International Economic Development Council, responded over dinner a few weeks ago when I asked him whether he’d ever thought about …

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