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Five Tips for Improving Meeting Quality, Onsite and Virtual

Five people come into a room and take their seats around a table. Three people call in to participate by phone through a speaker located in the center of the table. And I’m participating on a video screen located at the end of the table. It’s just another day for me in your average committee meeting.


Virtual Meetings and Today’s Effective Nonprofits

My business relies entirely on virtual meetings. I use them to meet with my staff. And all of my client meetings are virtual too.

In the beginning, I wondered if virtual meetings would be as effective as meeting in person. I worried about losing the sense of immediacy and close connection that come from face-to-face interaction. I wondered if virtual meetings would inspire the kind of follow-through I expect from in-person meetings.

But in more than three years of virtual meetings, I’ve learned that not only do they work well, but in most cases, they are more efficient and more effective.


How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit. A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved.


How to Avoid an Overstuffed Agenda

What follows is a confession. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s true.