The Power of Process

  Hurricanes, wildfires, and terrorist attacks capture headlines, but most risks are internal, not external. Because they are so busy, nonprofits often fail to identify and document their core processes. This leads to inefficiency, ineffectiveness, and inconsistent...

How Should Boards Evaluate Themselves?

  Eugene Fram, in this post on his Nonprofit Management blog, provides a cogent explanation of the tough questions nonprofit boards should periodically ask themselves. Because board members serve without compensation and may have little subject-matter expertise,...

Risk Tips 0003 – On Talent Management

“As a leader, you get what you tolerate.” Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations 60 (2004). Nonprofits often hire slowly and fire slowly. Both can hurt the organization. Hiring slowly may allow the best candidates to get away, since in-demand candidates generally...