Move the needle.

The question “What do you want to move the needle on?” invites us to think about our bigger vision. It focuses us, and that kind of focus is what nonprofits need as we try to make a bigger difference with fewer resources.

Behavioral science: Another set of tools to draw on

Kristine Scott runs Seattle Conflict Resolution. She is focused on how to reduce conflict through a proven non-violent response that works with even the most hostile people. Kristine reduces violenceContinue reading “Behavioral science: Another set of tools to draw on”

Online planning: How to engage your whole board when you have to meet online

Sarah Brooks and I co-host the Nonprofit Radio Show, a podcast centered on the topics that matter most to small, rural nonprofits. In early February 2021, we shared an episodeContinue reading “Online planning: How to engage your whole board when you have to meet online”

3 Ways to Deliver a Learningful Conference

Conference season is about to be upon us again. Associations are busy testing platforms and scheduling speakers. They are devising ways to create connection, whether through an opening day t-shirtContinue reading “3 Ways to Deliver a Learningful Conference”

What? How? Why it matters.

I recently joined a webinar on an important topic and found myself talking out loud to the very able presenter, who couldn’t hear a word I was saying because ofContinue reading “What? How? Why it matters.”

The shape of a glass can influence how much we drink

It may be too late into this pandemic to share this research. It turns out that the shape of a glass can influence how much we drink. Sloped glasses canContinue reading “The shape of a glass can influence how much we drink”

Change is going to take a change

Nonprofits, like society in general, have faced incredible disruption over the past six months. Their day-to-day work has been impacted by a global pandemic, racial protests followed by a nationalContinue reading “Change is going to take a change”

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