4 Numbers in a Salary Negotiation

Research your job title to learn about the typical salary band for your title in your region.  Salaries do vary by region, state and city.  It is important for you to be familiar with the going rate. Postpone salary discussions as long as possible.  If they ask you on the first interview what is your […]

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4 Tips for Networking

Nervous about meeting new people?  Don’t know what to say in an unfamiliar situation? Everyone gets nervous sometimes.  Remember that you are at an event, a meeting, or a conference for the same reason everyone else is there  — learn something new, meet someone new, get referrals, mix and mingle. GO WITH A BUDDY – […]

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Prepare for a Marathon Job Search

Job searches are not sprints.  They are marathons.  If you think you can get a new job in a few weeks, that is great, but you need to prepare for a long haul.  So what can you do to keep motivated and focused? SET A SCHEDULE – Plan your day so that you get enough […]

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Where to Find New Board Members?

Where do I find new board members? It’s not just a question of where to find board members.  They may be found in all walks of life and professions, and we will get to that in a moment.  The question is, how do I find board members who are passionate about our mission and have […]

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What Are Your Board’s Top 3 Priorities?

When there are so many things that need to get done, and so many challenges faced by boards of non-profits, how you do decide which are your top 3 priorities? MEMBERSHIP Non-profits are facing particular challenges with declining membership as fewer millennials and gen-xers join organizations.  So MEMBERSHIP has got to be your #1 priority.  […]

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Why Bother with Committees?

Maybe you have heard this before  – the board can take care of it.  We have staff, we have a capable board.  We have a very talented board.  Why do we need committees? Although the board may be extremely talented and dedicated, their time and energy is limited. And here are at least 8 more […]

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Duties of a Board Member

We may choose our board members because of their passion for the mission, their specific expertise, or their ability to donate major gifts to an organization.  No matter the reason we choose them, they are all subject to the same governance policies and requirements, as laws for 501c3 or 501c6 are indicated. There are three […]

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