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We read textbooks, scholarly journals and articles on best practices for collaboration, touting the benefits in great detail, and barely glossing over the down sides of collaboration. The “real deal” is often messy, and no one wants to be the one who shares all the gory details, for a number…

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Don’t take away my Black card during Black History Month. Before you read what I wrote below, you should also know that I am one who has experienced and fought racism and discrimination in the workplace. I won some battles and I have lost some.

It occurred to me, that…

When I read the first edition of John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership back in the late 1990’s, I was impressed by the fact that it was an easy read, and chock full of lessons on every page. Now that we in the Nonprofit Utopia community are “reading” the…

I’ve seen it time and time again at the community level. Leaders pushing a community- driven agenda are often betrayed by members of their inner circle, who were promised “great things” for themselves in exchange for undermining community progress. In some cases, the people who sell out do go on…

Valerie F. Leonard

Founder, Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. Join @ https://nonprofitutopia.mn.co. Podcaster. Nonprofit Management Instructor.

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