Monthly Archives: December 2012

Non-Profit Organizations … How Effective are our Meetings?

A wise person once said that a meeting shouldn’t last longer than an hour. This is the length of time that you can reasonably expect to hold people’s attention spans, and the length of time  a group can sit together … Continue reading

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Donors, Lay Leaders, and Staff … Who is in charge? (Where is the “fine line”?)

A question that my co-workers and I sometimes struggle with is where exactly is the “fine line” of who is in charge/who has final say between donors/lay leaders and staff. From what I have seen in my experience, the non-profit … Continue reading

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Running a Non-Profit Like a For-Profit Business

As my friend Chaya pointed out a couple weeks ago, in order for a non-profit to succeed, it should be run like a for-profit business. This includes audits (in my opinion by both internal and external audits), budgets, work plans, … Continue reading

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How Important is Donor Potential When Selecting Your Lay Leaders?

From what I have seen in my non-profit experience, when it comes to choosing lay leaders, we always want our biggest donors to be our lay leaders. On the one hand, this certainly makes sense. Of course we want our … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Non-Profit Employee

I was trying to think of an example of a typical day working at my non-profit organization, and I realized that I could not … there is no typical day! I feel like the best way to be efficient and … Continue reading

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