What leaders need to know about the current state of charitable giving

The GivingUSA report is out. And you've likely read the headlines. But to get the full story, you need to go beyond the headlines. And whether you're the CEO of a nonprofit, in senior leadership, or on a board of a nonprofit, you need to pay attention.  2018 was a...

An unexpected tool that can transform your leadership – The Enneagram

In Quadrant 3 Leadership, we teach leaders the three main areas of work needed to grow into being a Focused Leader: hardwiring, identity, and goals. Knowing your hardwiring gives you insight into what comes quickly to you and what either takes time or causes stress....

What do to when they don’t respond

What do you do when you have a great sales or fundraising conversation with a person but then they stop responding? They've already made the decision to buy or give - or at least they say they have. But they haven't yet given or purchased. This is so frustrating! Many...

6 Ways Leaders Can Start Banishing Their Inner Critic

Denise Jacobs is a speaker, author, and creativity evangelist. The author of Banish Your Inner Critic, she is committed to helping leaders release their full potential. We're thrilled she's written this post for our Concord Leadership blog readers. If you want more,...

The surprising three levels of hardwiring

While we start Quadrant 3 Leadership coaching wherever the client is, a common place to start is with the "Hardwiring" circle. As a leader, you’ve likely heard a lot about "hardwiring." I believe it is one of the most misunderstood parts of leadership. Too often,...

Leadership involves understanding others

One basic tenant of good leaders is that they discover frameworks to help them work with people. Not all frameworks are healthy - I once had a boss tell me that fear was one of the tools in his leadership toolkit. Really. Fortunately, there are plenty of perspectives...

The biggest reason leadership is challenging

There are many reasons leadership is challenging: staff, clients, budgets, demands on our time. But the biggest reason leadership is challenging? As a leader, we're calling the shots. Before getting into a leadership position, you want to call the shots. You know you...

Leadership styles and philanthropy

In our most recent nonprofit leadership study, one of the things we looked at was how four different leadership styles affected a nonprofit's "culture of philanthropy." The four styles were: servant leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, and...

As leaders, why aren’t we meeting all the demands?

Nonprofit leadership has got to be the toughest job in the world. You have to be a big-picture visionary with a close attention to details who also has an incredible ability to initiate and grow relationships. Nonprofits do such great work. And leaders seem to know...

Claim your copy of Wake Up Call - the 2018 Nonprofit Sector Leadership Report

"Proper scientific research is so rare in the charity sector. This report truly adds to the body of knowledge that nonprofit leaders can trust and use. Those who digest this report and plan strategies around its findings will be leading the best charities of the future!"

- Jay B. Love, Chief Relationship Officer
Bloomerang

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