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Starting a Non-profit

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.   In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014), Poet/Writer/Civil Rights Activist


I am a slow walker, but I never walk back”.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States


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What separates well-run Non-profits from those that often run aground? Passion? Available funds? Habits? In this post, Toni Jackson sets forth two habits that she feels the best run non-profit organizations need to know and master.

It’s habits that can often make or break non-profits. Want to achieve sustainability? Embracing good habits, and eliminating bad ones, is a very good place to start.

Read More Achieving Better Outcomes: 2 Must-do Habits of Non-profits

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Given the wide range of skills and backgrounds to be ideally found at a meeting of Board members and the Executive Director, a well-led non-profit makes sure these men and women harmoniously complement one another.  In this post, Toni Jackson explores how the Executive Director and Board members are stronger working together. Working apart is avoided whenever possible. The odd coupling of gifts within some non-profit organizations can allow them to thrive where others would simply struggle.

Read More Stronger Working Together: Executive Directors and Non-profit Boards

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Non-profits: Better Outcomes

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What’s the benefit of running a successful non-profit? The short answer: You’ll be able to impact more lives and have fewer leadership headaches. In this post, Toni Jackson shares four strategies for non-profit leaders. Following her strategies, you’ll avoid operating in a way which undermines your organization’s sustainability and day-to-day effectiveness.

Read More 4 Things That Thriving Non-profits Do Really Well

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”

Andrew Carnegie


Lead: Delegate, Motivate, and Appreciate

LINK: My Non-profit Journey: Successes I’ve Achieved (Sofia Crisp)

“For myself, I can say that I am ‘coachable’.  I am not afraid to say I don’t know something.  I’m willing to find the person, or people, who do have the knowledge or expertise required.  You might call this an ‘I don’t know now’ mindset.  To put it simply, as a situation presents itself I learn from others I’ve sought out”.

As Executive Director and Founder of Housing Consultants Group, Crisp demonstrates this Carnegie quote. Read More Leadership Keys: Lone Rangers Stumble

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