Diversity and Inclusion: Learning What We Don’t Know

by RaeAnne Marsh

Diversity is a social force that continues to gain momentum in the workplace as well. Corporate programs are expanding and gaining a diversity of their own as we recognize identifiable subgroups in our country’s “melting pot.” What was once just race and gender now also includes military veterans, the LGBT community and other groups with identifiable specific needs and/or … [More]

Why Do We Continue to Have Data Breaches? 

by Morey J. Haber

Data breaches are all around us, as well as other cyber tragedies like WannaCry, Mirai and Petya. Household names like FedEx, Maersk, Deloitte, Equifax, Nuance and Sony have all been victims of recent cybersecurity breaches. The daily press is draining, but there is something that can be learned from all the facts that can help all those involved in security become more secure … [More]

Managing Conflict: A State of Understanding

by R.W. Burke

I’ve had thousands of conversations with managers in recent years, and in almost every one of them, a manager is struggling with trying to change behavior — his own or someone else’s. And it’s usually someone else’s. The struggle with that behavior is mostly caused by the lack of understanding of it. Too many of us don’t understand our own behavior, let alone someone else’s; I … [More]

When Key Employees Leave to Work for a Competitor

by John Egbert

At one time or another, most employers are going to experience the departure of one or more key employees to work for a competitor or to start a new competing entity. Such a departure can have significant adverse effects on the employer’s operations and success. Sometimes, the departing employees will have engaged in damaging misconduct leading up to their departure. However, … [More]

Engaging a Fundraising Consultant – the Why and the How

by Richard Tollefson and Michal Tyra

As nonprofit board members and professionals, it can be hard to ask for help. Emotion, pride and passion can be difficult and often cloud the more practical pursuit of enhanced business performance. Additionally, in a sector that often prides itself on making do with less, the idea of “scaling” programmatic and fundraising performance — and paying an outside consultant to lead … [More]