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The Canadian Society of Association Executives Updates Its Business Model: Part One

March 10, 2016 0 Comments

The February 26 article at this blog, “About Nonprofit Business Models,” defines the term “business model” as a description of the “fundamental nature of the enterprise,” and points out that it must be periodically updated in response to environmental change …

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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, 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 I had relocated to Tampa Bay …

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Board Composition As a Conscious Growth Tool

October 17, 2015 0 Comments

I recently sat in on a special work session of the governance committee of the board of directors of a large and influential aging services nonprofit. They’d set aside three hours to consider how to go about filling the upcoming …

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