Mission Statement Possible

Posted by Stephen Lemire on September 7, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Your nonprofit’s mission statement needs to succinctly capture the essence and define the purpose of your organization. It should distinctly state what you provide, for whom you provide it, and why you exist.

The mission statement is a key component of your legal documents and strategic plan. It guides all important organizational decision-making. An effective mission statement provides a mapped out course from which measureable goals and objectives may be developed.

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The Leadership - Vision Connection

Posted by Stephen Lemire on September 7, 2013 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (2)

I was very fortunate to have been able to learn many lessons about leadership from my Dad. In addition, I have benefitted from great mentors who also willingly shared their views.

As a result of my own experience, and having worked with many influen...

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The Dynamic Strategic Plan

Posted by Stephen Lemire on March 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Many nonprofit organizations traditionally go through a laborious and necessary process to revise their strategic plan every three-to -five years. This cumbersome effort can generate a literal binder of ambitious goals and work plans. Yet, this handsome document sadly ends up often as a doorstop ...

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Lessons in Volunteerism

Posted by Stephen Lemire on August 24, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Not only have I been an executive director for a number of different nonprofits that relied on its volunteer board of directors as well as some volunteer staff, I have also served as a volunteer board member and staffer at other organizations. Aside from their major responsibili...

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How Inexperienced EDs can avoid this Important Mistake

Posted by Stephen Lemire on July 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

[I had the pleasure of recently being interviewed by Natasha Golinsky of Next Level Nonprofits http://www.nextlevelnonprofits.com/. Available through her website on July 5 will be a 10-part audio download, “10 Critical Mistakes First-Time Executive Directors Make when...

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From Lifelong Learning to Professional Development

Posted by Stephen Lemire on June 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the past 25 years, I have taught dozens of incredibly talented and motivated adult learners as an adjunct faculty member in graduate management and health services administration programs. A typical student has been an experienced medical clinician (RN, technologist) who wa...

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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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The Bridge: Teaching Philosophy to Classroom Style to Community Partners

Posted by Stephen Lemire on February 2, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

In an earlier blog, “Many Adult Students Need Learn but One Lesson”, I outlined my experience working with graduate students for the past 2...

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Mentors are Medal Winners

Posted by Stephen Lemire on January 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Not only is January National Mentor Month, but today, January 26, is set aside as Thank Your Mentor Day. (See ...
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It's Not Alphabet Soup

Posted by Stephen Lemire on January 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)