The Nonprofit Leaders Podcast with Maxie Carpenter
Why Can‘t Boards Get Out of the Way?

Why Can‘t Boards Get Out of the Way?

September 23, 2021

The primary reason Boards can't get out of the way is because they don't understand their role vs the role of the CEO. Because of this, the lines become blurred and when that happens, the result is dysfunction and stagnation. 

Organizations and People Evolve. Unfortunately, Many Leaders Do Not.

Organizations and People Evolve. Unfortunately, Many Leaders Do Not.

September 16, 2021

To think that the way things have always been done is the only and best way to continue making progress, isn't realistic. Yet, many Nonprofit Leaders, especially founders, continue to be resistant to this fact. 

Nonprofits & Collaboration

Nonprofits & Collaboration

September 12, 2021

Collaboration is about so much more than getting together and having a social or get-acquainted meeting. It's about sharing information, data, best practices, common obstacles, and learning from each other about how to grow and sustain our organizations.

Nonprofits & Fraud

Nonprofits & Fraud

September 2, 2021

If ever there was a case for Nonprofits to have all of the required checks & balances in place (which typically they do not), both with the Board and with the organization, this is it. 

Nonprofits & Infrastructure

Nonprofits & Infrastructure

August 26, 2021

Recent survey data indicates that most familiar with the Nonprofit Sector believe they should only be spending 10-30 cents of every dollar on operating costs. This couldn't be further from the truth and even further from reality. 

Nonprofit Sector’s Financial Knowledge Gap

Nonprofit Sector’s Financial Knowledge Gap

August 19, 2021

There's a misconception on both sides of the Nonprofit Sector. On the Donor and Grant maker's side it's a lack of what the Nonprofits capital needs are. On the Nonprofit side it's a lack of understanding of basic financial acumen, management and investment.  

Nonprofits: The Case for Change Can’t Be Ignored Anymore

Nonprofits: The Case for Change Can’t Be Ignored Anymore

August 11, 2021

There's too much evidence that doing things the same way as been a major obstacle for Nonprofits. The nature of every influencing factor has changed--politics, religion, community, academia, the workforce, the marketplace, donors, volunteers, clients--it's all changed. Nonprofits must change, too. 

Be Careful Who You Partner With, Continued.

Be Careful Who You Partner With, Continued.

August 6, 2021

I talked about this same topic several weeks ago and as I noted then, it's what they call an HSP (a Highly Sensitive Topic). However, as long as the issue keeps surfacing and I keep getting asked about it, I'll keep talking about how to address.

What’s Going On Out There?

What’s Going On Out There?

July 28, 2021

There have been significant shifts in the Nonprofit Sector since the onset of COVID at the beginning of last year. However, a lot of the issues facing the sector today have been in existence long before the Pandemic. Nonprofit Leaders need to know what's going on out there every day.

Nonprofits Be Careful Who You Partner With Part II

Nonprofits Be Careful Who You Partner With Part II

July 24, 2021

In Part I I talked about being careful when either selecting or being approached by organizations or entities wanting to partner. In Part II, I talk about what happens when an individual you've partnered with for quite a while has become an obstacle to the growth and sustainability of the organization. 

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