May 10, 2019

When something bad happens to someone we don’t know we often cringe and think "I’m glad that wasn’t me". If they have been doing something reckless or dangerous our reaction can also include "well that was probably self-inflicted" and "no wonder".

When the same thing ha...

January 10, 2019

Many non profit Directors reach the role of Chair because they have been among the most proactive and prevalent members of their respective boards.

This vote of confidence from their fellow board members may be based on past performance, but can also come with the expec...

July 6, 2018

A trending board topic of late is the appointment of corporate members to non profit boards.

The advice from those supposedly in the know is to professionalise your non profit board by recruiting from the corporate sector. Interestingly enough, with the latest revelatio...

June 5, 2018

Sitting in the dress circle at the state theatre on the 3rd of June, we were treated to a wonderful documentary about the work, life and passions of OzHarvest’s Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn.

Aptly titled ‘Food Fighter’, the movie followed Ronni through three years of her...

December 19, 2017

The idea that boards need to start sitting up and taking notice of advances in technology is not a new one.

For quite some years the need to be up to date with technology has been on the agenda of most boards with the majority of discussion around what is emerging in th...

November 27, 2017

Impactful meetings are one of the key driver for successful NFP boards. Most of the work of the board (discussion and decision making) is carried out at meetings, so NFP Chairs need to make sure that they are impactful ensuring you're getting the outcomes that the boar...

August 28, 2017

On a recent overseas trip, I was at a social gathering when we got onto the topic of Not for Profit boards. A friend of the family told us a story of their kid’s sporting club that all but imploded due to poor governance and the actions of the board.

Issues with the gro...

April 28, 2017

Working with diverse organisations and people over many years in corporate roles and consulting has taught me two very important lessons. Firstly, we share more in common than we think, and secondly, where there are differences, if understood and harnessed, they can ma...

February 8, 2017

When you ask people to define the word ‘Trust’, you invariably get myriad answers coming from different perspectives and experiences. It’s a broad concept and although there’s a dictionary definition, it doesn’t quite get to the essence of what trust truly is. As an em...

January 23, 2017

There are a huge number of not for profit and for purpose organisations, charities and social enterprises in Australia and internationally; in fact, the figure I have is approximately 10 million across the globe.

These organisations work across an incredibly diverse ran...

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