Articles by Paul Grogan
Paul is the managing director of MDO Consulting and has been consulting to the not-for-profit sector for the past 15 years. He has extensive experience in the areas of governance, planning and implementation, strategy development, organisational development and performance analysis. Paul has a strong commitment to working with boards and their staff to develop a tailor made solution that suits their particular circumstances. Paul has strong facilitation skills and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. A particular strength is facilitating planning and training workshops with a focus on finding participant driven solutions.
One of the biggest complaints made against non-profit organisations by members is that they are not consulted and not informed about what is happening. As the non-profit sector continues to develop, there has been a move away from boards made up of representative directors towards boards comprising independent, skills-based directors. While most would applaud this development, there have been a number of unintended consequences. The first has been a degree of separation anxiety.