Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) is seeking a new Executive Director. The Executive Director (ED) must be able to provide strategic vision, inspirational yet authentic leadership, strong financial management, and operational direction for a dynamic, multi-location nonprofit organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement …
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Grab Your Oxygen Mask!

March 15th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Value of Ongoing Professional Development By Jennifer L. Hipple, Communications Consultant When was the last time you took a flight somewhere? Whether you travel once a week or once a year, you’ve probably created a nice little routine for yourself once you’ve boarded, stowed your carry-on, and taken your seat. Like the pilot, you’ve …
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MSSA’s 125th Annual Training Conference & Expo, March 21-23, Minneapolis Hilton The Minnesota Social Service Association’s (MSSA) Annual Training Conference & Expo is the largest, most comprehensive health and human service conference in the Midwest. It brings together 3,100 health and human service professionals from MN and surrounding states. There are 150 educational sessions covering a …
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Let’s talk transition! By Fran Lyon-Dugin, Ph.D., Principal Consultant You have been hearing about mass turnover in the nonprofit industry due to Baby Boomers retiring or moving on to their “next act.” There have been suggestions about how to attract and retain employees. What about the personal aspects of transition? And, let’s talk about women, …
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The Continuum of Commitment

January 10th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Elaine Weber Nelson SCC Marketing & Development Consultant How to find and keep donors is an ongoing concern for all nonprofit organizations regardless of their size or length of time in existence. Nonprofits live or die based on community support – it’s part of their DNA, predicated on the idea that if there is …
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How to Make Them Compelling! By Jennifer L. Hipple, Communications Consultant & Writer What’s better than crafting great messaging to promote your nonprofit and describe the benefits you bring to those you serve? A great volunteer testimonial! While donor and client testimonials are very effective ways to personalize the work you do, your volunteers not …
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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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