I’m So Tired

I like to think that I am a very tolerant person, and that I can listen to people complain again and again, even about the same thing.  But I have reached my limit with one group of people and one of their constant complaints.  I am tired, and I mean really, really tired (think Madeline Kahn as Lilly Von Schthupp in Blazing Saddles), of hearing otherwise capable and competent executive directors—and I am only talking about them, not the others– complain about being over-worked, never Read more

Getting What We Deserve

We are our own worst enemies.  We perpetuate myths, we engage in worst practices instead of best and we straddle ourselves with behavior and attitudes that can do nothing but harm us.  It is time for the nonprofit sector to take control of itself and prove to the rest of the world that we deserve the respect that we so crave.

First, let’s bust the myth that our employees do NOT deserve livable, competitive salaries.  They absolutely do, and you know it.  While many nonprofits have Read more