5 tips for successful nonprofit succession

Every nonprofit organization needs a comprehensive succession plan to ensure smooth leadership transitions. Here are five tips for making a written plan successful: Look within. It’s important to develop employees who can move up the ladder when an executive director or other senior manager leaves. But don’t rule out hiring an outsider. Promoting from within […]

How nonprofits can treat “Founder’s Syndrome”

Of the many afflictions that can impede a nonprofit organization’s growth, one of the more deadly is “Founder’s Syndrome.” This occurs when a single individual — typically the founder, executive director or other long-term leader — wields a disproportionate amount of power and resists efforts to redistribute authority. Fortunately, there’s a potential cure. Note the […]

WW&D receives two awards

Wheeler Wolfenden and Dwares, CPAs has been recognized for the firm’s website by the Hermes Creative Awards and the Delaware Press Association. Hermes Creative Awards presented the firm with a Gold Award in the Professional Services Website category. With nearly 6,000 entries from across the US, Canada and 35 countries, the Hermes Creative Awards is […]