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A High Stakes Bet: Contractor or Employee?

Posted by Gary Romano on Aug 9, 2019 12:59:15 PM

Contractors are everywhere in the nonprofit world. When I started working with nonprofit organizations in 1993, almost everyone was an employee, except for the all- too-rare consultants.

Now, it’s hard to find an organization of any size without contractors. They’re not only consultants, but also others who usually bring very specialized skills.

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Topics: Insider, talent, recruiting, nonprofit, What every CEO and ED should know, jobs, human resources

One-on-One Coaching: Not the Only Option

Posted by Gary Romano on Aug 1, 2019 11:49:48 AM

Years ago, I faced a thorny work issue involving a client, and I needed advice. So, I sought the counsel of two other CEOs leading similar organizations. At first, I asked their opinion separately; they both had good questions for me and pushed my thinking. They also had questions of their own—some of which I could help with, but others lay outside my bailiwick. I quickly realized that if the two of them could interact, I could get even better advice for my problem, and knowing their strengths, they could help each other with the problems they were facing as well.

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Topics: Insider, nonprofit, What every CEO and ED should know, strategy, business models

Intellectual Property 101: A Quick Intro for Nonprofits

Posted by Gary Romano on Jun 25, 2019 8:15:00 AM

We hear a lot about intellectual property (affectionately called IP) in  every sector. I almost wrote “except the nonprofit sector,” but that’s no longer the case. In the past two to three years, it’s beginning to pop up more and more—as a recognition of the valuable ideas, services, and concepts that mission-driven organizations are generating across the US and the world.

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Topics: Insider, nonprofit, What every CEO and ED should know, strategy, business models

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