Wear and Tear Can Bring Tears

But wear and tear under most normal circumstances will not bring a claim payment from the insurer. Insurance, especially property insurance, is contingent on an event or an ‘occurrence’. A roof that slowly deteriorates isn’t a claim. A hailstorm that destroys a roof is a claim. A slow deterioration of grout between tile due to […]

What Will You Do With This Week?

Or are you planning anything? Do you have something in mind that you’d love to see happen by Friday? What one strategy can you implement? What one action can you take daily to chip away at a goal? What donor can you call to thank? What client can you push just a little harder for […]

Unfinished Business

Today’s my birthday (I’ve announced it all over the place). I’m going to take a break from nonprofit insurance and leadership discussions to highlight one of my new favorite songs. It will become my birthday anthem because like most of us, I know I’ll always have some business that needs to be finished. Work, relationships, […]

Managing the Risk of Twin Boys (Who Turn 6 Today): A Happy Birthday Post

Having twin boys has been a blast. ┬áBut it has flirted with been destructive. Books weren’t only to be read, they were to be dissected… literally. Baby-proofed drawers didn’t represent boundaries, but challenges. Riding toys weren’t to sit on and scoot around the room. They were for standing on in order to reach the thing […]

What Are the Core Problems that You Solve?

It’s easy to try to be everything for everybody. Large companies do it. Small companies do it. Nonprofits do it. For-profits do it. But in order to serve your mission in your community, in order to be the best in your world at what you do, you cannot be everything for everybody. It’s simply impossible. […]

In Appreciation of the American Worker

Recently, I made a commitment to post on this blog for two months every single day. It’s more of a discipline thing than it is a feeling that my readers must have and demand more content. As a matter of fact, I run the risk of alienating one or three of them with this flurry […]