Leadership

It’s time to collaborate more, not less.

It’s time to collaborate more, not less.

What does it mean to collaborate right now? This was the question among a team of nonprofit state association CEOs at a recent meeting. As we all leaned into the conversation, Laurie commented, ...
Free Coaching for Executive Directors

Free Coaching for Executive Directors

The Community Consulting Project (CCP) is accepting clients for executive coaching services. The coaches are all experienced practitioners who can help you navigate and lead through ...
Call Outs in the Nonprofit Sector

Call Outs in the Nonprofit Sector

At this point, I am just beginning to discern a pattern and seek to understand it. Are these small uprisings a positive development that will lead to needed change in our sector, or divisive and ...
Reopening: What’s Top of Mind for Nonprofits

Reopening: What’s Top of Mind for Nonprofits

The first 3 conversations in our Considerations for Reopening series each saw over one hundred participants from nonprofits across the state. If you were able to join us, your questions and ...
Valuing and Supporting Executive Directors

Valuing and Supporting Executive Directors

Executive Directors (EDs) face many pressures, including fundraising, leading the staff team, setting strategy, and maintaining relationships with many donors, funders, partners, and community ...
Staying Sane During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staying Sane During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 continues to profoundly alter our world as we seek to cope with it.... we are all in the midst of it and cannot see its boundaries. No one is outside this trauma. So how can we hold ourselves, our organizations, and our communities together? We can learn from some principles that come from understanding organizational trauma and recovery. 1. Contain the experience and create safety and stability. 2. Understand that what you and others are feeling is normal. 3. Accept that with no road map we will make mistakes. 4. Share experiences and feelings with each other. 5. Collectively make meaning from those experiences. 6. Identify pockets of resilience in your organization. 7. Celebrate unity, caring for each other, and coming together.
Member Spotlight: YAMA (Yakima Music en Acción) – Walking the Talk with Leadership and Equity

Member Spotlight: YAMA (Yakima Music en Acción) – Walking the Talk with Leadership and Equity

Yakima Music en Acción, called YAMA by their community, looks like an after-school music program on the surface. With three youth orchestras, they provide a space for third through 12th graders, ...
Action Alert: Tell Congress to Include Nonprofits in CARES Act 2.0

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Include Nonprofits in CARES Act 2.0

Nonprofits are everywhere. The people we serve are everywhere. YOU are everywhere. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering further supports for small businesses and nonprofits in response ...

Resources for Leaders

Our partner the Community Consulting Partnership (CCP) is offering two types of support to nonprofits: Consulting support for nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound region Free executive ...

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