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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

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

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.   But often we forget to add the secret sauce: how to participate in meetings with impact.… Read More

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

How many meetings and conference calls did you have yesterday?  Our work days are filled with meetings and conference calls with the intent of getting stuff done.  But many meetings end up being a complete waste of time.

That’s why we included a module in the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders peer learning group on meeting design and facilitation – and these days it is an important leadership skill.  … Read More