Experienced EDs and the Job Market

Posted by Stephen Lemire on June 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

During the past ten years as the economy has gone through more valleys than peaks, the nonprofit sector has been impacted many ways. Obviously, one of these has been a hit to the workforce. A subgroup that has had a particularly difficult time finding new employment is experien...

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A Call to Fund E.D. Professional Development

Posted by Stephen Lemire on April 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Executive directors, particularly in small staff nonprofits, often operate without a peer. Though they have access to ever-increasing avenues of virtual, professio...
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Event Planning is Evolutionary

Posted by Stephen Lemire on March 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

During the past 25 years when I worked as an executive director of various national, state, and community small staff associations, one of the many hats that I wore ...
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Priorities for Professional Associations

Posted by Stephen Lemire on March 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The wheel (above) is a perfect illustration for the outline (below) as it depicts the five general priorities for a professional membership asso...

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Observations on Effective Boards

Posted by Stephen Lemire on February 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Board of Directors Greatest Hits sounds like a Time-Life series of CDs (not sold in stores). But, rather, it is a compilation of my “somewhat edit...
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Through the Eyes of a Babe

Posted by Stephen Lemire on December 28, 2011 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

My grand-nephew Beckett made his first trip to Massachusetts last week for the extended family Christmas Eve gathering. After spending a couple hours watching him I realized that this tot was reinforcing some important lessons on nonprofit management.


He got the...

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Blueprint to Build

Posted by Stephen Lemire on November 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The 'Fit' Need Go Both Ways

Posted by Stephen Lemire on November 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (2)

The most important relationship in a small staff nonprofit is the one between the board of directors and the executive director. It is a...

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Principles for Executive Directors

Posted by Stephen Lemire on November 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (2)
Nonprofit executive directors have access to vast amounts of peer support groups and on-line resources where they can ask questions of colleagues and share best p...
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Executive Director Fright Night

Posted by Stephen Lemire on October 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Maybe it’s because Halloween is fast approaching, but I’ve found myself thinking about the sleepless nights I had as exe...
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