Insight from a Board Member: Pocket of Excellence

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This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member We are pleased to announce a new series entitled Insight from a Board Member. Alhamdulillah we were able to reach out to a board member from a masjid that has successfully broken the mold of the typical operational models we find. This guest series is … Read More

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Insight from a Board Member: Death of the Committee

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board MemberThere are times when risk of fitna is so great: when the need for a multidisciplinary team or a large network of people arises, the use of a committee is both necessary and useful. Most of the time, if you want to kill or delay a … Read More

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Insight from a Board Member: Fitnah Meter

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This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board MemberWhen serving on Shura and Community Boards, we have used a tool we fondly call the “Fitnah Meter”. First, this is a subjective non-scientific measurement. It is an abstract concept to gauge the general potential of a crisis breaking out in our community. It’s kind of … Read More

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Insight from a Board Member: Talent Aggregator

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board MemberNow we get into the elusive secret sauce of organizational success. You can take tools and policy and procedure and ideas only so far. There is a missing ingredient, without which much of your effort and plans and goals will end in frustrations. First and foremost, … Read More

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Insight from a Board Member: Great User Experience

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board MemberTime is a perishable commodity. Once a moment has passed it is gone forever and irretrievable. All you have left of the past is memory. And even memory itself fades and becomes less vivid. However, cumulative memory affects our view of everything. If you have a … Read More

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Insight from a Board Member: Youth Engagement

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member“Keep us on the Straight Path” One of the consistent complaints most communities have is the lack of youth activities and youth participation. This will be one of the easier blogs to write. It is somewhat of a checklist. In order to engage the next generation … Read More

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Insight from a Board Member: Servanthood vs. Leadership

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board Member

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Insight from a Board MemberLeadership. The word itself creates half the problems in our communities. This misunderstanding is caused by the connotations of the word. We attach all the outward manifestations of the word: the respect, authority, and power. We give it the ability to solve all the problems of … Read More

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