Leadership Development and Talent Management Blog

Three Game-Changing Additions to the AchieveMission Team

We practice what we preach: In the past few weeks we've announced three game-changing additions to the AchieveMission team James Weinberg, a recognized leader in nonprofit human capital management, formerly Founder and CEO of leading nonprofit search... Read More

Feedback and resulting Improvements for Talent Initiative 5.0

Improvements for Talent Initiative 5.0 We are still batting 100% on the improvements we’ve made to each successive round to Talent Initiative! Feedback on each new or improved feature continues to be positive. The pace of finding big and easily ident... Read More

Feedback from Talent Initiative 3.0 and Improvements for 4.0

We continue to learn a great deal about how to do this work most effectively and to plow that learning back into ever more improvements to our consulting, training and coaching approach. Increasingly the changes we’re making feel like smaller refinem... Read More

Feedback from Talent Initiative 2.0 and further improvements for 3.0

We’ve wrapped up our second round of Talent Initiative participants and I’m very happy to say that all of the improvements we made from the 1.0 version were highly successful and worked much as expected. We’ve also learned a great deal about where ro... Read More

Improvements for Talent Initiative 2.0

As you may know from our press releases and other marketing activities, we merged with Talent Initiative this summer. We each bring highly complementary strengths and so I expect great things ahead. We’re offering the Talent Initiative program right ... Read More

Talent Initiative Program Pilot Evaluation

To catch you up, we’ve been working with the Talent Initiative, a program run by Commongood Careers. The program is, essentially, Taproot’s starting place in Leadership Development & Strategic HR offering on steroids. That is, an assessment, a plan, ... Read More

Performance Management in Nonprofits -- Role of the Board

What we are learning about the role of the board in nonprofit performance management systems  We’ve been fortunate in one of our recent consulting engagements to be helping a nonprofit that has two board members with very strong and strategic HR back... Read More

Technology as a Solution

One of the big questions that eventually confronts any successful nonprofit is now to get to scale -- how do you create an impact big enough to actually significantly address the societal problem you’re seeking to solve? Take my old organization Tapr... Read More

What we learned about Leadership Development & Strategic HR at Taproot Foundation

While at the Taproot Foundation my team developed, launched and ran a consulting practice in Leadership Development & Strategic HR. This provided an opportunity to work with national experts in those domains to adapt established best practices to mee... Read More

New Blog Category - What we are learning

Launch of new blog: What we are learning   One of the best ways for us to accelerate our learning, the learning of the sector and thus the mission impact we can have is by being transparent about what we are learning, sharing our missteps as well as ... Read More

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