• What are the Financial Responsibilities of a Social Enterprise?

    The board of a social enterprise has some key financial responsibilities. Just like a for-profit company, a social enterprise must have excess funds in order to grow. It must also wisely spend its funds on necessary expenditures and worthwhile projects…. Read More

  • The Importance of Friend and Fund Raising for Nonprofits

    One of the key responsibilities of a board member of a social enterprise (my term for a non-profit) is to make friends for the organization. In the world of social enterprise, having individuals, corporations, and foundations interested in a social… Read More

  • 3 Steps to Tackling Your Toughest Decisions

    You have become a manager because of your strong leadership skills and decision-making abilities. But that doesn’t mean that every decision will be an easy one. It’s often the gray area decisions–the ones where you’ve gathered all pertinent information and… Read More

  • 3 Ways Building Your Brand Pays Off

    If you’re looking for ways to reach new clients and strengthen your bond with your existing clients, then focusing on your brand is the way to go. It’s important to remember that your brand is first and foremost defined by… Read More

  • Promote Accountability Without the Groans

    Accountability in the workplace is vital to ensuring work is getting done and your employees are making the most of their time. A good accountability strategy empowers workers to let their bosses know they’re doing good work and provides a… Read More

  • The Importance of WHY

    Why is a big question, with an answer that isn’t always easy to pin down. There’s a reason children love asking “why?” over and over. It’s an exercise in understanding, and when put to use in a business setting it… Read More

  • Hiring an Executive Director or CEO for Your Social Enterprise

    One of the most important jobs of a board of a social enterprise, also called a non-profit, is to hire, supervise, review and if necessary fire an Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer/President. Whatever the title, this person has the responsibility to… Read More

  • What Does a Nonprofit Board Do?

    Just like a for-profit company, a nonprofit relies on a board of directors to lead the organization and perform key functions to ensure they meet their goals. The only major differences between for-profit and nonprofit organization is a nonprofit does… Read More

  • What Defines Your Company Culture?

    Examining and strengthening your company’s culture is a vital part of a leadership position. Part of the strengthening process is to understand the fundamentals of great leadership and then to implement those behaviors within yourself. When your employees see how… Read More

  • Tips for Retaining Top Talent

    Finding and holding on to top talent can make all the difference in a small company, and retaining top talent isn’t always easy. But, it’s worth it. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice-President of Google’s People Operations, noted on an episode of… Read More