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How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit.  A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved.

Reflection requires hitting the pause button and asking and answering questions.  … Read More

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

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Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings.     We covered the best practices of meetings, both face-to-face and virtual meetings.   I’ve been reflecting on the discussion we had about how meetings are “under belly” of an organization’s culture and ways to make incremental changes to improve meeting culture to avoid wasting time or frustration.… Read More

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

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Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab

What if a funder got real-time input from its grantees and other partners to develop its investment strategy?  What if they used a design thinking process to not only get feedback from grantees but as a way to develop a more agile way of working?   … Read More

Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World

This past year, I collaborated with Andrea Kihlstedt on a couple of Guidestar hosted Webinars on the topic of Healthy and Productive Meetings.   As a follow up, we published the following article as part of their newsletter.   I’m sharing it on my blog!… Read More

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

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I’m facilitating a peer learning leadership development group for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders supported by the Packard Foundation.   One of the modules is on meetings.  It includes design and facilitation – and these days those are important leadership skills.  … Read More