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Volunteer Burn-Out is a Non-Profit Dilemma

Takeaways: 1) Age demographics and volunteer burn-out are dilemmas for member-based non-profit organizations, 2) Why clear and concise communication is paramount, 3) Why change must be embraced with a revolutionary approach. Member-based non-profits inherently are subject to the dreaded disease of volunteer burn-out. As I scan the world for member-based non-profits and consider their membership…

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Strategic Planning Career Takes Focus

Eric A. Denniston, Denner Group International¬†¬† January 30, 2014 Takeaways: A strategic planning career defined. A possible career path to plan for. What size organizations to seek work in. Valuable certifications to obtain and keep. Are you already planning to have a career, or switch your career in the direction of Strategic Planning? Make sure…

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Overcoming Planning Mistakes

By Eric A Denniston, Managing Director, Denner Group International¬† 11/18/2012 Takeaways: Overcoming planning mistakes requires some strategic thinking up front to ensure all the possible outcomes and issues have been addressed. I recently had the opportunity to address a group of folks who are undergoing some community-wide leadership training. The topic I was asked to…

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Why is Business Planning So Difficult?

By Eric A Denniston, Managing Director, Denner Group International 2-20-2-13 Takeaways: Business planning requires strategic thinking and analytical thinking skills. It’s important to understand the difference between the two. Best practices include having clarity about where your business is going, keeping the planning process simple, and involving your staff in the planning. Nearly all small…