Trading up to a new funding model

It’s been a long while since I’ve met a nonprofit leader – CEO, board member, development officer, take your choice – who’s completely satisfied with his or her organization’s funding model. Almost everyone agrees that the same-old, same-old isn’t cutting it. Some folks have even gone so far as plotting a course in a different […]

Bagging a different kind of CEO

My recent involvement in three CEO searches (one as counsel and two as a member of the search committee) has given me a new appreciation for Flannery O’Connor’s lament about a good man [woman] being hard to find. It’s no small task for faith-based nonprofits — and especially those with modest budgets — to fill the seat at the top.    For several years now, the average tenure of nonprofit […]