Emerging Executive Newsletter for February 2019
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Helping Nonprofit Organizations And Their Leaders Realize Their Potential And Their Mission.
Welcome to the Emerging Executive newsletter – your news for board development, strategic planning and other important nonprofit insights.

Welcome to the Emerging Executive newsletter – your news for board development, strategic planning and other important nonprofit insights.

We will send you this newsletter when there is important information to share or workshops we are holding that you might want to attend. 

Read on to find out more!

With warm wishes,

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Aligning Your Career With Your Values!

At some point, each of us begins to evaluate how we make a living, and whether or not our career choices are at odds, or in harmony with, our morals.

Early career choices are led by ambition and financial necessity. Once we reach middle age and have accumulated life experiences, we begin to recognize the value of love and friendship, and question how we spend our time.  Are we in alignment with our values and if we aren’t, how do focus on what’s really important?

As a first step, you need to identify your values:

  1. Brainstorm a list of words that best describe you and your values.  Words like integrity, learning, freedom, or nature may come to mind. Be sure to clarify what these words mean to you by defining them.

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10th Annual Institute for Trustees - March 9, 2019, Pingree School, South Hamilton - And a Real-Time Strategic Planning Workshop

The Institute for Trustees is an all-day conference from the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) for boards of directors, and executive directors of nonprofit organizations. This annual event features presentations from the region's leading experts on board development, financial sustainability, fundraising, strategic planning, board/staff relations and more. This year I am delighted to be presenting on Real Time Strategic Planning.

The day promotes thought provoking discussion on timely topics facing boards of all sizes and expertise, as well as networking opportunities with hundreds of peers equally committed to their leadership roles.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Patti Fletcher, author of best-selling Disrupters: Success Strategies From Women Who Break The Mold, is a seasoned tech executive, award-winning marketing and business influencer, board member, angel investor and keynote speaker.

In addition you will have the opportunity to choose from over 24 workshops. New this year is BoardCONNECT which will connect area nonprofit leaders with passionate individuals looking to make an impact.

Click here to learn more and register.

Trouble Keeping Momentum During Turbulent Economic Times? Here's How to fix it.

It’s the start of a New Year. Perhaps it’s time to address organization sustainability and succession planning for real this year?  Maybe you are considering diversifying your income and developing  an earned income initiative. Maybe it’s a merger or shared services with another organization. Whatever the big issue, you know the hard work begins now.
So how do you keep your board and staff motivated, inspired and on track, particularly if you are a startup organization?  Here are TEN easy but very effective strategies to keep the momentum going and ensure your organization achieves its goals:
1.        Start with the Outcome in Mind
How many board meetings have you attended where most of the time is spent discussing or reviewing activities that have already happened? Too often, time is wasted in a board meetings listening to out dated reports from committees. You need to shift this dynamic to make your meetings more productive and enjoyable for your board members.  
2.         The 50/50 Split
The biggest challenge that boards typically face is time management. How do you get everything you need accomplished? Especially if you are taking on new initiatives or adopting a new strategy. 

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How To Create Stunning Video Content To Explode Your Social Media Pages.


We all know that video is the most engaging way to connect with your customers on social media. Just check out some of these stats.

  • 79% of all global consumer internet traffic will come from video by 2018. (Cisco)

  • On Facebook, video gets three times as much engagement as any other kind of content. (Buffer)

  • 4x as many consumers would rather watch a video about a product than reading about it. (Animoto)

But, what if you are camera shy?

Are you going to FAIL? Actually NO.

In this post, I am going to show you different tools that can help you produce amazing video content without being on the camera.
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Save the Date: Celebration of Giving - An Essex County Community Foundation Event

May 2, 2019 | DoubleTree by Hilton | Danvers

Each year, Essex County Community Foundation gathers hundreds of community members to honor local philanthropists and organizations making an impact on our communities. 
SAVE THE DATE for the 6th annual Celebration of Giving on May 2. This year ECCF is celebrating the UNITY in CommUNITY, and will honor its award recipients:

George Peabody Award: Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund Donors
Professional Advisor Award: Dianne Brand, The Financial Advisors, LLC

On the Lighter Side

Great Books: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama and "Educated" by Tara Westover.  Two amazing, inspirational stories. 

Go See:   "Green Book"  and If Beale Street Could Talk".  Wonderful, heartfelt and educational movies on friendship and life.

Eat healthy and take care of yourself in 2019, just like I do! 
Especially on white china!

A Quick Reminder

Our services at Emerging Executive help nonprofit organizations through the most appropriate combination of consulting, executive coaching, or training for your organization, and always incorporates practical experience and feedback. Services include: board and leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning, and grant writing.


We hired Nadia to train over 100 grassroots leaders on the topic of nonprofit lifecycles.  Nadia researched her audience and understood perfectly how to transmit complicated and professional information to grassroots leaders. The effect of her teaching on these experienced (yet vulnerable) agencies was transformative".

Jude Goldman
Executive Director, The Lenny Zakim Fund

Brush up on your fundraising acumen with these webinars, available to purchase at
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