Kevin Williams – Motivation: How to Get It and How to Keep It

– Dr. Kevin Williams   Motivation is a need or desire causing action. Despite self-help, we still have trouble finding and maintaining our motivation. If your jeans are tight, you might be motivated to lose five pounds, but that is probably not enough to keep the weight off long-term. Our drive to lose weight, even…

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Andrew Morikawa – The Architecture of Governance

– Andrew Morikawa   Every nonprofit board must ask, “How do we organize ourselves so that we can responsibly and effectively do the work that we envision?” I suggest several basic principles and practices, elements of an architecture of engagement, to cultivate effective, leading boards. This architecture has many more elements than can be described…

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Living Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

Dr. Al Winseman, Senior Learning Consultant for Gallup and author of Living Your Strengths, was our guest on Nonprofit Exchange on June 9, 2015. We focused on the importance of understanding and acting on the greatest strengths that we have as individuals and as organizations. Too often, many of us in all sectors, but especially…

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Smart AND Healthy: Why Nonprofits Live on One Side or the Other

– Todd Greer   At SynerVision Leadership Foundation we have a bias toward continuous learning. We present at conferences and attend conferences. We teach and learn about technology, leadership, strategy, boards, and more, because we make it a priority! On Friday, I was able to attend the South Alabama Non-Profit Summit at the University of…

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Active Membership Pays!

Sales of gym memberships and exercise equipment rise significantly every year around January 1st. We all know this is true because most of us have made a New Year’s resolution to get in better shape. But what happens when February comes around and the sky is gray and it is just too cold, or we…

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Benefits of Office Condo Ownership for Nonprofits

Guest post by Michael Rudder Leaders of nonprofits are constantly looking for ways to be more cost efficient while running their organizations. One major way to cut back on long-term costs is to purchase your organization’s space, instead of just renting it. In New York City, the recent conversion of 866 United Nations Plaza to…

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Annual Board of Directors Health Check?

– Todd Greer   More and more individuals (and health insurance companies) are recognizing the value of an annual health check with their physician. It provides an opportunity to screen for red flags that may have remained underneath the surface, yet still be causing problems both in the near- and long-term. How about doing a…

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Nonprofits Going Social

KiKi L’Italien was our special guest on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, on “The Nonprofit Exchange,” SynerVision Leadership Foundation’s (@SVNPOFoundation) weekly webseries that is aired through Google Hangout and is also recorded as an iTunes podcast. KiKi L’Italien is the host of #AssociationChat and President of Amplified Growth, Inc., which supports associations and commercial clients in…

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