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The Peak

News and Announcements From The Top: We post events, latest trends, and other recommendations to help lead your organization to new heights.

Three Steps to Improve Nonprofit Board Performance

Nonprofit executives sometimes find that their boards either underperform or not at all. Some hope the magic bullet will be new board members who bring energy and a new commitment to the organization and are more engaged. The dynamic of a low-functioning board rarely shifts with the addition of new ...

Success in CEO Transitions

Imagine you are running your first marathon. Coming up on the final mile, your energy is flagging, but you know you can make it. Then, all of a sudden, you see a sign that reads “Finish line 4 miles ahead.” Whether you could physically make it or not is beside ...

The Conversations Boards Need to Have

A colleague recently told me that board meetings at the nonprofit where she serves are a tremendous waste of time because they lack a focused agenda and purpose. Several board members, she said, haven’t attended in many months and there isn’t a string connection to what the organization is engaged ...