Entries for the 'Leadership' Category
By: Marcia Warmkessel
I have served as a center executive director and client services director for 13 years in a small college town pregnancy resource center. Client outreach is my hearts' work, and I have returned to that role recently. A center like ours has the rural center blessings and challenges as well as an obvi...
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By: Ron Haas
Maybe you don't verbalize your feelings in a board meeting, but your frustrations are real. Your board members expect you to raise all the money, but they don't lift a finger to help. Even worse—some of them don't give at all. If you feel this way, you are not alone. Countless nonprofit execut...
By: Dianne Pomon
is a complex issue and should be the focus of all our counseling at a pregnancy care center. To focus just on feelings and experience is not getting to the root of the issue with our clients, even though this is a common approach within many centers, much like we see in pop psychology. According to ...
By: Dinah Monahan
When you are in a position of leadership, you learn one thing quickly. You become a target. People don't like your decisions; they take offense because you didn't say something quite right, or they just snipe at you. It is sad, but it is human nature.
It is not that leaders should be considered a...
By: Ron Haas
A major donor looked the new executive director in the eyes, pointed his finger, and scolded, "Don't ever forget to thank your donors." Wow, that should get your attention. The donor had given a sizeable gift, and unfortunately the former director had neglected to say, "Thanks."
Forget your keys,...
By: Tom Lothamer
The story is told of a group of visitors to Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. They wanted to meet the great English preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and see the sanctuary, his office, and the education rooms. Spurgeon himself guided their tour, but they were surprised when he said, "Let me show y...