Lessons to be learned about bad nonprofit breakups!

The ousting of the top executive from a small United Way in Wicomico County, Maryland might not seem newsworthy, but for anyone who has made an investment in a nonprofit organization, be it as staff or volunteer, this story will likely generates a mixture of strong emotions. In covering this messy issue, I hope to share important information about why these types of breakdowns occur, and what steps can be taken to prevent them.

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Journey Underway: My First Article!

kwJust hours after I established this blog as a way to notify potential readers of my future publications (as a member of the Nonprofit Quarterly volunteer contributor team) my first article went public!¬†My inaugural topic wasn’t too big of a stretch for me (you’ll see why) but writing for NPQ is all about making connections for the nonprofit community, and taking a deeper dive into issues that can provide insight into the challenges and opportunities that impact organizations and the people and communities they serve.

I would really appreciate it if you can like, share, and comment on the article – whichever of those would be an honest response, and doing all three is fine too! If you really want to exceed expectations, you can connect other people in your life who might enjoy my writing by inviting them to this blog, and/or subscribing directly to NPQ¬†online news (it’s free!). Thanks for being here at the start of my journey!

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Thanks for joining me at nonprofitquarterly.org!

kwThis has all happened very fast, and I will make many improvements to this site in the days to come, but for the moment it is a landing page to make it is easy as possible for all my wonderful friends, family, and colleagues to support my efforts as a contributor to the world’s leading nonprofit news source, Nonprofit Quarterly! As you will see from the link above, I did write a single NPQ article some time ago, but now I am humbled to have been invited as a regular contributor to their newswire service. Don’t worry, nothing about my role at LiveWorkPlay is changing, I am an NPQ volunteer.

followThe easiest way to keep in touch is to use the Subscribe feature available right here (to the right) on this page. Because I have created this WordPress site for the singular purpose of sharing my published NPQ articles, you won’t be bothered by emails about anything else – you will simply receive a notification when any of my articles are published. This will likely be about once a week for the foreseeable future.

I also encourage you to subscribe (free) to receive all the nonprofit news at NPQ. Although many of the stories are focused on the United States, there are many articles of international interest, including for Canadians.

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