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The Five Abilities of an Effective Leader
Mel Gravely
09-May-2016

The Five Abilities of an Effective Leader

Leadership is a skill that can’t be taught, but instead can be learned through awareness and observation. People you consider to be leaders have several important abilities that set them apart from the crowd, and if you can recognize what abilities you need in different situations, be it at work, home or anywhere, you can…

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How to Draft Comprehensive Bylaws for your Board
Mel Gravely
12-October-2015

How to Draft Comprehensive Bylaws for your Board

The bylaws of high functioning boards include many elements, from a statement of purpose to how often the board is required to meet. The Gravely Group has put together the following outline that will help guide you when drafting your comprehensive bylaws.

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The Importance of Strategic Planning to Your Head Start Program
Mel Gravely
05-October-2015

The Importance of Strategic Planning to Your Head Start Program

Head Start grantee and delegate agencies must develop and implement a systematic, ongoing process of program planning. This resource can be used by program directors and their management teams as a guide through the process of strategic planning and provide key aspects of planning ahead. The process of identifying where you want to be and…

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Head Start Pre-Service Training Opportunities
Mel Gravely
06-July-2015

Head Start Pre-Service Training Opportunities

This is the time of the year that your Early/Head Start program creates its Pre-Service training for the new program year. The Head Start Performance Standards say: (a) Head Start grantees must provide pre-service training and in-service training opportunities to program staff and volunteers to assist them in acquiring or increasing the knowledge and skills…

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Is that a Responsibility of the Board or the Executive Director? Understanding Roles & Responsibilities within your Non-Profit Organization
Mel Gravely
22-June-2015

Is that a Responsibility of the Board or the Executive Director? Understanding Roles & Responsibilities within your Non-Profit Organization

Boards serve an important function in non-profit organizations. However, there is often a lot of confusion about what the responsibilities of the Board should be versus what the responsibilities of the Executive Director should be. For example, if there is a problem with a staff member, whose responsibility is it to take care of it?…

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Mel Gravely to Present Seminar at Region IV Pre-Conference – Reserve Your Seat Now
Mel Gravely
16-December-2014

Mel Gravely to Present Seminar at Region IV Pre-Conference – Reserve Your Seat Now

Mel Gravely, CEO and Lead Trainer at The Gravely Group, will present a seminar at the Region IV Pre-Conference titled Breathing Life Into a Non-Profit Board. DETAILS Region IV Annual Pre-Conference Seminar Breathing Life Into a Non-Profit Board Melvin Gravely, Chief Executive Officer, The Gravely Group Monday, February 2, 2015 More details here. ABOUT THE…

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The Importance of Non Profit Organizations and Effective Non Profit Boards
Mel Gravely
10-February-2014

The Importance of Non Profit Organizations and Effective Non Profit Boards

“The nonprofit sector is like air — it is all around us.” I believe that there is a critical role that nonprofits play in communities across the nation. Thus it is imperative that a nonprofit Board function at a high level to ensure a clear and strategic organizational direction that supports the agency’s efforts to…

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What Makes Effective Head Start Boards
Mel Gravely
11-July-2012

What Makes Effective Head Start Boards

Among non-profits, The Head Start Program is unique in that its Board structure and activities are mandated by the Federal Government. However, despite these regulations, each Board has a unique dynamic that can vary greatly between programs. The Gravely Group specializes in training Boards on how to better communicate internally and externally. Often, hiring an…

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