Heather Comstock Connects

Helping nonprofits and other volunteer organizations develop strong relationships and a clear voice in the community.

Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Why am I Here?

The first time I was eligible to vote in an election was the 1992 Presidential Election that famously included Ross Perot, Bill Clinton, and George H. W. Bush. I took my responsibility to be an informed voter seriously and was glued to the debates, including the vice-presidential debates. I will never forget watching Al Gore …

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But, why?

Do you ever spend any time asking “why”? If you have a small kid, you probably spend a lot of time answering “why” questions until you’re ready to pull your hair out. As nonprofits, we often ask “why” questions when it comes to an issue pertinent to our mission, but do we stop to ask …

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Beating Dead Horses: No More Bored Meetings

What is the scourge of the existence of any nonprofit staffer or longtime volunteer? Board meetings (which I believe should be referred to as “bored” meetings). What is the problem with them?  Let me count the ways… They waste time because board members haven’t bothered reading the materials in advance. Materials, I might add, that the …

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