Treasurers and Finance Committee Members – Are you getting what you need to be a valuable board member?

The definition of the role of a treasurer or finance committee member includes key themes like “general financial oversight”, fundraising, financial planning, budgeting, monitoring, and strategic planning. It is your job to be a partner to the Executive Director/CEO and help take the organization to the next level. The organization is relying on you for your extensive knowledge, background, and let’s be honest, fundraising contacts.

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One Year Later: Workflows have never had an opportunity to look better!

In a year of uncertainty, there is one thing we can be sure about: your business’s workflows are never going to look the same. The COVID-19 pandemic thrust many companies into the world of cloud-based technology and showed us the need to be flexible, adaptable, and proactive. 

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Talent + Tech = a match made in heaven

As we mark nearly a full year since COVID became reality and #teambreakwater started working primarily from home, we’re reflecting on the many changes we’ve encountered over the last 12 months. Almost overnight we shifted from mainly a collaborative, lively, office-based environment to sitting at kitchen tables with laptops making sure our clients knew they were cared for and their accounting was safe.

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Plunging into 2021 with Lee Podolsky

We have all been focused on getting out of 2020, and here we are in a new year with continued news sensationalism and a wealth of unknowns. No one is immune to the mental and emotional impact of the global pandemic. The sustained feeling of worry and despair is draining. There have been a lot of silver linings and positive outcomes of this time. Start with focusing on these.

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Fear vs Hope

We really have two choices as we anticipate the future – fear or hope.  Which are you choosing?  With so many unknowns remaining after a volatile year that generated much fear in all of us, we have the option to lean another way, a braver way, a more vulnerable way, towards hope.  Fear or hope? Let’s look at what each of these approaches will offer us.

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