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Has your not-for-profit anticipated a shake-up at the top? If not, it needs to. Perhaps your long-standing CEO will decide it's time to retire. Or maybe your board will determine that your current leader is ineffectual. Or perhaps your organization will agree to merge with another nonprofit or undertake a restructuring that requires a leader with a different skill set than that of your current executive director.
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Do these behaviors sound familiar? Difficult to please and easy to disappoint. Constantly whining, complaining, pouting, sulking. Downright negative. Do these definitions describe any of your employees or the people you work with?
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Every year, millions of dollars are donated to not-for-profit organizations. In these cases, the money that's supposed to go to an organization's causes can be diverted to thieves. Not-for-profits aren't immune to the threat of fraud from their own employees.
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Do you pay close attention to what your main competitors in the not-for-profit field are up to?
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Practically every not-for-profit you encounter is stretched thin and could use more workers to help raise funds and conduct other activities furthering its mission.
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Many not-for-profit directors serve on boards for altruistic reasons. But it can be a huge commitment and the issue of compensation often comes up. 

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Every not-for-profit develops a culture over time, often defining the organization.
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Attracting funding organizations and large individual contributors to donate money to your not-for-profit organization is a little like finding a spouse — you want to create the best impression during the courtship in the hope that the other person will find you to be a "good catch" and make a commitment.
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Many organizations spend a lot of time and money creating mission statements, to highlight their work and align employees around a common vision. But the fact is that many mission statements fail, becoming nothing more than a wall ornament or a bunch of words tucked into a seldom-read company handbook.
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There's a common misconception that not-for-profit organizations are strictly banned from lobbying for a political, environmental or some other social issue.

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