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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

You’ve achieved a lot during Covid and built a good team. You’re a good leader. You have a great deal to be proud of and big goals to reach this year.  But you know to continue to achieve, you will have to continue to grow and evolve yourself. You need to examine...

The Path I Took to Leadership Coaching

The Path I Took to Leadership Coaching

It was 2015. No one had heard of Covid-19.  I left a lucrative job, quit working for someone else’s fundraising consulting firm, and decided to open my own firm.  Potential clients were calling me directly, asking me to work with them and guide them on how...

Do’s and Don’ts for Recruiting Board Members

Do’s and Don’ts for Recruiting Board Members

Boards are crucial for every nonprofit organization. We need good boards to help provide leadership, strategy, and vision for our nonprofits. As a board member, you like to feel that your time and talents are being used to promote a meaningful cause. Some of the...

Time Management for Effective CEOs

Time Management for Effective CEOs

I once had a nonprofit client who spent time at night cleaning the bathroom and mopping the lobby. Everyone likes a sparkling clean office, but an executive director’s time is too valuable and too limited. Was cleaning the bathroom the best use of her time?  Why...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Being able to work with nonprofit professionals and board members is something I’m truly grateful for.

I’m humbled by the trust my clients have shown in me, and I’m thankful every day that I get to do business with amazing, mission-driven people who strive to make the world a better place.

Overcome your fear of asking

Overcome your fear of asking

Asking for a donation can be a challenging task. We often make it harder on ourselves by creating fears in our mind that limit us and our success. If you want to be a successful leader and fundraiser, you have to overcome fear of asking for a donation and help others...

Beyond cash

Beyond cash

Three weeks left in the long, long year that's been 2020. You probably have enthusiastic supporters and longtime donors who want to further your mission and make a positive impact on the clients you serve. However, they may want to give something other than cash....

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

As an executive leadership coach and a fundraising consultant, I have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Thank you to my clients, my mentors, readers of this blog and so many more people I have been fortunate to meet and learn from. I am so very thankful...

Perfectionism & Procrastination

Perfectionism & Procrastination

Do you ever feel trapped in perfectionism? Like your work must be perfect, and that perfectionism is something to strive for? Sure, striving to do great work is a good thing. Don’t we all want to do great work? But what if that striving leads you to aim for...

Your To-Do List for Fall

Your To-Do List for Fall

Here we are at the beginning of fall. I love the crisp fall weather, college football (Go Vols!) and making chili in the crockpot. What I don’t love is the busyness of the fourth quarter of the year. Jewish High Holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday,...

Develop Your Leadership Skills

Develop Your Leadership Skills

Great leaders hold a vision of what their organization wants to achieve. They communicate that vision to employees and help achieve this vision by providing strong support to their team. They also know what their team will need to realize the vision. But...

How Self-Awareness Can Help You Lead

How Self-Awareness Can Help You Lead

I had a great coaching call recently with one of my coaching clients. At one point in our discussion, she said that she felt like she had a real breakthrough.  She noticed that when her thoughts about a situation at work were leading her in a certain direction,...

Transform Yourself

Transform Yourself

I get it. You’re a skilled professional, but life is busy. Kids, parents, spouses, partners, volunteer duties, lawn mowing, kids’ sports, vacation, laundry. Life is hectic for all of us. But what I see happening is that we reach a certain level of success and we...