By Susan Rostkoski, Principal Consultant “Nonprofits and their corporate colleagues have a codependent relationship. Corporations provide nonprofits with financial support, and in return, nonprofits provide corporations with positive PR and a boost in business.” Sean Horrigan, online educational community contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and marketing/PR consultant Those words capture the basics of engagement between nonprofits …
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Renae Oswald-Anderson just returned from attending the BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle this week. This year’s theme was “Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact.” Renae says it was pouring rain from the time she arrived (typical Seattle). However, if you know Renae, you know a little rain doesn’t dampen her spirit or passion for …
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 From Leading with Intent  (Part II) By Renae Oswald-Anderson, Partner I recently shared with you some of the findings from BoardSource’s recently released Leading with Intent: 2017 Index of National Board Practices. More than 1,300 nonprofit organizations and 1,700 individuals (nonprofit execs and board chairs) responded to the survey. I believe one of the characteristics of …
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Renae Oswald-Anderson, Partner BoardSource recently released Leading with Intent: 2017 Index of National Board Practices.  More than 1,300 nonprofit organizations and 1,700 individuals responded to the survey that has been conducted nine times since 1994.  Both nonprofit executives and board chairs are asked to respond to the survey. To read the entire report go to …
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By Renae Oswald-Anderson, Partner  Many of us have heard the familiar expression, “Two heads are better than one.” In the case of co-leadership it certainly can be true. Ideally, co-leadership builds on the gifts and strengths of each leader. The Harvard Business Review published a report in July 2015, “How to Co-Lead a Team” on …
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By Fran Lyon-Dugin Consultant & Adjunct Instructor, Augsburg University MBA Program The fall season often brings organizations into a mode of planning and budgeting, sometimes not our favorite activities! However, creating a clear path and applying resources to it are critical to moving our mission forward versus simply spinning our program wheels over and over.  …
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SCC’s Renae Oswald Anderson has just completed “Communication Across Barriers” training through the Communication Across Barriers organization and Century College and is now a certified Beegle Poverty Coach. The course was led by Dr. Donna Beegle, a nationally recognized expert on breaking poverty barriers. Renae is now certified to conduct poverty competency assessments to assist organizations …
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We are pleased to welcome Karen Goodenough as the newest addition to our consulting team. Karen holds a master’s degree in social work and is a licensed graduate social worker. She has enjoyed a 20-year career in direct practice, senior leadership, professional coaching, teaching, and research. She is passionate about empowering organizations to use data to strategically …
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By Jennifer L. Hipple, Communications Consultant Whether we’re 9 or 90 years old, we all love a good story. As a nonprofit, storytelling is one of the most compelling tools you can utilize for building rapport with donors (and potential donors) and helping them better understand your mission and how you’re impacting lives. Combining your …
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The SCC consulting team gathered to honor Barbara Merrill’s retirement at W. A. Frost’s. We will miss Barbara and wish her the very best!