Are You Ready for a Coach?

Are You Ready for a Coach? 11 Questions to Ask

If you’ve ever wondered whether you’d benefit from having a coach champion your life, leadership and career goals you’re not alone. While some people think of coaches as a luxury, hired only by high-powered executives in corporations and Silicon Valley, the reality is that if you work in the nonprofit, foundation or education sectors you’ll

Are You Ready to Lead the Bold Change You Asked For?

Many paths lead nonprofit and school leaders to undertake big strategic and creative work. Sometimes it’s a capital campaign, other times it’s in response to enrollment trends, or just that it’s “time” to do a new strategic plan. But the most exciting opportunities are the ones where organization leaders see a refreshed brand, visionary strategic

Unstick Your Trustees From Micromanagement Mode

The crisis of COVID-19 has faded, but many schools’ boards of directors are stuck in a cycle of micromanagement. The pandemic’s challenges necessitated a temporary shift of the board’s role from oversight to hands-on management — a response crucial given the circumstances. But now, some of those same board members’ time and energy remains misdirected

6 Challenges Your Nonprofit Can Expect in 2024

With global and financial turmoil, a national election, and the rise of artificial intelligence and other technologies, we anticipate 2024 will pose new challenges for your nonprofit. Here are six to expect, along with our recommendations for how to address them in the year ahead. 1. Your core values will be tested. In 2024, as

Hazards Ahead: How to Help Your School Succeed in 2024

At Mission Minded, we partner with independent schools of all kinds and sizes across the country to boldly elevate their reach and impact. And we’re seeing some trends. With our focus on strategic plans that set bold intentions for a school community + messaging, brand, admissions, and capital campaigns that inspire families, we see themes

Are You Brave Enough?

Few leaders are fearless, but all must be brave. Being anxious is human. Our society sells us the idea that good leaders are fearless. In reality, most of us—nonprofit, foundation, and school professionals—are humble humans, with fearlessness waxing and waning based on the day. Fearlessness is unrealistic, but being brave is possible when leaders like