Inclusive Conversations

By Margarita Sarmiento Much is being said today about the need for workplace cultures that value inclusivity. Years ago, the conversation was about the business case for diversity, the need to embrace the changing diversity of our communities and recognize that a workplace that does not reflect the people they...

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Continuity of Operations Plan

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Many nonprofit organizations were simply unprepared for the disruption of services caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. How well did your team adapt and overcome? If the last several weeks have shown us nothing else, they have...

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Is Your Nonprofit Disaster-ready?

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Nonprofits are not immune to disruptions caused by fire, flood, storm, human action—or as many organizations have recently learned—global pandemic. Some or all of your staff could be required, now or in the future, to evacuate your...

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Defining Impact: When Your Life’s Work Can’t Be Expressed in Numbers

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) is a nonprofit in Hillsborough County, Fla., providing education, resources and support for adults, teens and children to prevent drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. Youth Coordinator Denise Birungi Evans joined HCADA...

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Making Board Meetings Work

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. The best board meetings leave participants motivated and focused. To help your board get there, we’ve gathered these tips for running effective meetings, which often also increases board member attendance. Rotate which board members or participants lead...

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Finding and Keeping Board Members Who Serve, Not Sit

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. The aim of nonprofit board recruitment is not simply to fill seats but to fill gaps in your organization’s need by putting the right people on the board—people who will be active and impactful, “serving” versus “sitting”...

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How to Prepare for a Clean Audit

By Samantha Abraham Many nonprofits will need a financial statement audit to satisfy state regulations, funding requirements or a board’s decision for increased transparency and internal process maturation. The board of directors will likely use an RFP process to find an outside, independent CPA firm with experience in nonprofit accounting,...

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How to Find a Mentor to Foster Your Leadership Aspirations

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Nonprofit organizations have a valuable leadership pipeline that is often untapped: future female leaders. One example of a nonprofit that is doing this right is Rebuilding Together, a national organization that improves the homes of owners with...

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How Nonprofits Can Foster Female Leadership

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Research has shown that leadership teams with gender diversity are stronger and more successful. Despite these operating advantages, the majority of nonprofit organizations still lack diversity at the upper-management level—even in a sector with a mostly female...

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