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    YOU'RE ON MUTE

    Posted by Jon Simons on Feb. 8, 2021

    It’s happened to all of us over the last year while on a video conference: you want to express a thought, respond to a question or offer an opinion and you’re the only one who can hear you talking. You’re on mute! With technology, an easy fix is just a click or two away.

    While the technology of today highlights our moments of silence, being on mute is certainly not a new phenomenon. 

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    Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Communication, Relationships, Nonprofit, Crucial Conversations, Clarity

    THE ROLE OF A SEARCH COMMITTEE

    Posted by Bert Ruiz on Jan. 31, 2021

    As a board member, you may experience a leadership transition at your organization during your tenure. When that time arrives, you have a responsibility as a board to take the necessary steps to ensure a successful transition. All board members will have some role in the process, but the development of a strong Search Committee is the first step.

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    Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Leadership Transition, Nonprofit, CEO Search, executive search

    DBD AXIOMS: Blue Flame Case

    Posted by DBD Team on Jan. 29, 2021

    In this week's episode of the DBD Podcast, Bruce Berglund and Jon Simons discuss two additional leadership axioms that guide our work:

    • Blue Flame Case
    • Who Really Cares?

    If you've worked with us in the past these might sound familiar. Is there someone else on your staff or volunteer team who could benefit from learning these important concepts?

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    Topics: Leadership, Big L Leaders, Nonprofit Leadership, Podcast, Nonprofit, Who Really Cares

    CRAFTING A NEW VISION

    Posted by Kellie Wardman on Jan. 26, 2021

    These times are calling for aspirational thinking. With dramatic changes in our collective landscape, people are craving direction and leadership more than ever. In many cases, nonprofit boards and CEOs are needing to reinvent strategies, practices, and the very direction of their organizations.

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    Topics: Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Strategy, Vision, Planning

    9 THINGS FOR 2021

    Posted by DBD Team on Jan. 18, 2021

    By the DBD Financial Management Team

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    Topics: Nonprofit Leadership, Board Leadership, Nonprofit, financial management

    THE BRIDGE FROM FEAR TO HOPE

    Posted by Jason Fry on Jan. 12, 2021

    One evening in early December I got a text from a friend (who is a County Commissioner) that there was a mob of armed protesters outside her house. Her 12-year-old son was home alone at the time. He called her while she was at a Health District meeting that would determine whether our county would issue a mask mandate. Can you imagine how afraid he must’ve been?

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    Topics: Nonprofit Leadership, Generosity, Giving, Gift Of Giving, Nonprofit

    THE THREE Rs

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Jan. 1, 2021

    Happy New Year! As you settle back in after the holidays, let me suggest you take a few moments to consider the “three Rs” before getting sucked into the hustle and bustle of a new year.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Strategy, Planning, Nonprofit

    LESSONS OF GENEROSITY

    Posted by DBD Team on Dec. 16, 2020

    Earlier this week, MacKenzie Scott announced that she had given more than $4 billion to 384 organizations around the country. Some of our clients were fortunate enough to receive one of those gifts. As we read Ms. Scott’s Medium post and learned more about the organizations chosen by her and her team, we realized there are many lessons to be learned from this generous act.

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    Topics: Leadership, Donation, Major Gifts, Nonprofit Leadership, Generosity, Giving, Nonprofit

    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN 2021

    Posted by DBD Team on Dec. 14, 2020

    In the latest episode of the DBD Podcast, Jon Simons talks to DBD teammates Brian Keel and Jim Mellor about managing nonprofit finances in the coming year. From budget forecasting to working with your bank, their forthright advice will help you make better decisions now and in the future.

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    Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Podcast, Nonprofit, finance, budget, financial management

    DBD AXIOMS: Interest and Capacity

    Posted by DBD Team on Oct. 15, 2020

    In this week's episode of the DBD Podcast, Bruce Berglund and Jon Simons discuss two more leadership axioms that guide our work. If you've worked with us in the past these probably will sound familiar. Consider who else on your staff or volunteer team could benefit from learning these important concepts. 

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    Topics: Leadership, Big L Leaders, Nonprofit Leadership, Podcast, Nonprofit

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