Maxie Carpenter says, “Charities Need More Outliers!” Maxie defines outliers as a data point on a graph or in a set of results that is very much bigger or smaller than the next nearest data point. When referring to an individual as an outlier, he or she is defined as someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior, beliefs, or religious practices.
NANOE and their 1,400 members have poignantly asked the question, “Is Charity Broken for Good?” This group of charitable leaders, named National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE), have determined that high-performing nonprofit leaders are entirely frustrated with the dysfunction of nonprofits.
I recently received a flyer from a nonprofit consultant that had a catchy phrase on the cover. His big line was, “Stop LECTURING your Board Members and start TRAINING them!” Here’s the problem. If you have to have to train your directors THEN YOU’VE GOT THE WRONG BOARD MEMBERS! Name me one other industry where the CEO is responsible to TRAIN THEIR BOSSES. It’s simply ridiculous.