Bringing Best Practices Home: Standards for Excellence Implementation Workshop

By | December 5th, 2017|

Applying – and sticking to - the best nonprofit practices outlined in Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector® will set your organization up for success and set it apart. Managing a nonprofit is no small feat: you're under pressure to innovate and collaborate; you're competing for funding, talented staff, [...]

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Do’s and Don’ts of a Strategic Planning Retreat

By | August 21st, 2017|Mission, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

As an executive director, board member, and Licensed Consultant through the Standards for Excellence Institute®, I have attended and administered multiple strategic planning retreats. These getaways have the best of intentions – advancing the mission and vision of the organization, building a closer relationship between board and staff, updating the strategic plan to reflect current [...]

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Choose Your Own Adventure: 5 Steps to a Sustainable Strategic Plan

By | July 24th, 2017|Nonprofit, Planning, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

Photo Credit: Credit to Sharon Fullerton Photography. Life is like a “choose your own adventure” book. With each choice we make, our adventure changes. With one big difference. In a “choose your own adventure” book, we don’t know where the decisions will lead us (unless we look at the end). But in [...]

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Bringing Best Practices Home: Standards for Excellence Implementation Workshop

By | May 23rd, 2017|

Applying – and sticking to - the best practices outlined in Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector® will set your organization up for success and set it apart. Managing a nonprofit is no small feat: you're under pressure to innovate and collaborate; you're competing for funding, talented staff, and board members; [...]

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Embracing Best Practices

By | December 20th, 2016|

FREE for members of the Standards for Excellence Institute* and Maryland Nonprofits! $40 for nonmembers. Make your new year’s resolution now! Research shows that organizations that embrace best practices are stronger and more effective. But, just like finding time to go to the gym, finding time to work on building your capacity muscles often falls by [...]

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