JVA’s Genius Bar on Building a Better Board

Graduates of JVA's October 2018 Executive Director Academy (above photo) got insight and advice from Cultivando Executive Director Erin Mooney (below right) and Extreme Community Makeover Executive Director Angela Bomgaars (below [...]

2019-08-29T16:36:05-06:00November 5th, 2018|2018, Blog, Executive Directors, Training|0 Comments

Seeing People as People, Part 1: Employees

What matters to you? Joining Vision and Action and M3 Consulting are teaming up to conduct a survey and analysis of what kinds of rewards (or benefits) are most meaningful to nonprofit [...]

What can businesses learn from nonprofits: Thoughts from nonprofit executive directors

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, Joining Vision and Action (JVA) On March 10, JVA concluded Executive Director Academy, our signature executive director training, with a Genius Bar panel. I had the privilege of [...]

Why systems are key to nonprofit succession planning—and your vacation!

By Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, Joining Vision and Action What is the most important element of your nonprofit succession plan? Having good systems in place. Yup, that's it. You can have developed leaders [...]

2017-07-25T14:52:45-06:00August 9th, 2016|Blog, Books, Executive Directors|0 Comments

Nonprofit Succession Planning: Three Must-Read Books

The exit of a nonprofit or social enterprise leader—founder or longtime executive director—is a critical turning point for an organization. In our experience, the biggest problems that occur when transitions are not successfully managed include: Disruption in, and loss of, funding Key staff leaving Decreased programming in the year following the transition Arguments and confusion about the future direction of the organization You can mitigate these problems with careful succession planning.

2017-07-25T15:22:55-06:00August 3rd, 2016|Blog, Books, Executive Directors|0 Comments

Succession Planning Resources: How to Find Your Next Leader

Janine Vanderburg, CEO and President Joining Vision and Action These succession planning resources will help guide the conversation about what traits you want to see in your next [...]

Succession Planning Templates and Resources

These succession planning templates will help you be prepared for any absence . Let’s talk about two things that you can do to prepare for any absence where you intend to return, whether it’s planned [...]

The 10 books that should be in every nonprofit executive director’s library

Janine Vanderburg, President/CEO, Joining Vision and Action What are the top books for nonprofit executive directors? There are thousands of books out there on all aspects of nonprofit work. Over time, these [...]