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A blog for those interested in what affects, motivates and drives the New York City Nonprofit Sector — written by CRE’s crackerjack consulting team. We hope you use this space to share your thoughts, ask questions and engage in conversations about our city, social justice and the nonprofit sector.

My Board Member Wants to Work for me. What Should I Do?

By Jeff Ballow, Senior Consultant - You have just posted a new position on a variety of job sites, circulated the position description to colleagues near and far, and among the initial wave of inquiries is an e-mail from a current member of your board of directors expressing interest in the position. You stare at your computer monitor and wonder, “How should I handle this situation?”  Read more >>

Handling the Unexpected

by Holly Delany Cole - In the lives of nonprofit leaders, there probably isn’t a day that goes by when something ‘unexpected’ doesn’t happen – some welcome, some that present additional challenges.  These may be matters such as a valuable Board member calling to say they are taking a new job in another city and will be resigning from the board, to a funder calling to say that they will move the consideration of your grant to an earlier (or later) Board meeting, to learning that a building in which you rent space for some programs has been sold and the new landlord wants you out as soon as possible.  This is the world of nonprofit leaders, but there’s evidence that most are pretty good at managing it.   Read more >>

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