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LANO Members: New FREE CausePlanet Book Summary on How to Turn Around Bad Board Performance

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, March 21, 2016

Why it’s important

 

There are no quick fixes or silver bullets for turning around bad board member performance. The good news is there are answers. The first line of defense is excellent recruitment but not every process is perfect.

 

There will come a time when someone has to be thanked and released. Your mission deserves the gift of excellence and that only comes with a willingness to support greatness and retain superior board members by keeping them in good company.

 

New Resource

 

Firing Lousy Board Members…and Helping the Others Succeed is a candid resource manual for the board, committee, chair and executive staff who want to make changes in how their organizations are governed. Author Simone Joyaux addresses common fears and reasons why we have trouble firing board members who don’t meet expectations.

 

This book not only covers how to thank and release a board member but also thoroughly explores many meaningful strategies for avoiding that crossroad altogether. Recruitment, defining board member tasks and monitoring performance are among the welcome topics for steering clear of firing too often.

 

Joyaux’s summary is available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members.

 

Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:

 

1.     Visit www.causeplanet.org.

2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.

3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

 

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

 

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LANO members: New FREE Causeplanet book summary on how to turn your words into money and avoid "fundcrushing" mistakes

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Monday, February 29, 2016

Importance of fundraising writing

 

In spite of all the attention new fundraising strategies attract, raising money via the written word is still one of the most effective strategies you wield. In fact, your messages are now played out in more ways than we ever dreamed. It’s never been more pressing to get a handle on your writing style and how it triggers a donor to give via mail or online.

 

Learn from an expert

 

Jeff Brooks’ How to Turn Your Words Into Money is your new ally with the latest tips for creating the best messaging to persuade your reader. Brooks explains what fundraising writing is not and what it should be. He does so in a way that tells you exactly what to avoid (“fundcrushing”) and what to try in your next attempt to sway your audience.

 

Brooks’ summary is available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members.

 

Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:

 

1.     Visit www.causeplanet.org.

2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.

3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

 

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

 

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LANO Members: New FREE Causeplanet Book Summary on How to See Your Culture to Create a Competitive Advantage: Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Thursday, December 10, 2015

Are you nurturing your culture?

 

Every organization has a culture, whether you cultivate it or not. The question is will you nurture your culture so it becomes your competitive advantage or choose to ignore it and hope for the best?

 

Three domains of culture

 

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch authors Coffman and Sorensen recognize there are an infinite number of factors that affect a high performing culture. As a result, the authors have not only identified the key factors you should concentrate on, but they have also classified them in three primary domains: MicroCulture, BridgeCulture and MacroCulture. In each domain, the authors thoroughly explore how leaders, managers and employees can optimize their interactions and dispense with outdated practices that undermine outcomes and the alignment with your purpose.

 

Coffman and Sorensen’s summary is available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

 

Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:

 

1.     Visit www.causeplanet.org.

2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.

3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

 

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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LANO members: New FREE CausePlanet book summary of bestselling book Give and Take by Adam Grant

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Why are givers at the top and bottom of the success ladder?

 

Ever wonder what makes some of your interactions successful and others failures? Give and Take author Adam Grant also wanted to know this answer so he spent 10 years of his life studying the professional choices of leaders from all walks of life.

 

What he found were givers, takers and matchers. Grant’s startling discovery is that givers dominate both the top and bottom of the success ladder. Grant explores compelling research that illustrates how—in spite of the risk—giving is more powerful than people believe. Grant’s book examines the special behavior that’s characteristic of the givers at the top.

 

Why does some giving leave us fatigued while other giving invigorates?

 

Perhaps because we aren’t modeling the kind of giving Grant has found to be successful. Learn more about the special behavior behind healthy giving and why it brings winning results.

 

Grant’s summary is available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.

 

Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:

 

1.     Visit www.causeplane.org.

2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.

3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.

 

Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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LANO members: Announcing 2 new FREE CausePlanet book summaries

Posted By Kris H. Rutledge, CausePlanet, Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Meetings:
 
Are your meetings less than inspiring?
 
Authors Dick and Emily Axelrod in Let’s Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done offer the Meeting Canoe™ to help structure more meaningful, effective meetings at all levels.
 
The Meeting Canoe™ covers these steps:
 
·       Welcome
·       Connect
·       Discover
·       Elicit
·       Decide
·       Attend
 
Consulting:
 
If you’re considering using a consultant or becoming one, find lessons from 26 different consultants in The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook. In this one-of-a-kind book, instead of 50 lunches with fellow consultants, you can gain the insights from this one book on how to run a consulting business, market yourself, address the unexpected, rejuvenate yourself and more.
 
These summaries are available FREE for dues-paying (General and Associate) members thanks to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.
 
Download these summaries and more in 3 simple steps:
 
1.     Visit www.causeplanet.org.
2.     Click on “Subscriber Log-in” at the top right corner, using your email and “Password1”.
3.     Click on “Visit the Summary Library” and download any title you like.
 
Questions? Email us at Support@CausePlanet.org.

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