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About janetlevineconsulting

For over 20 years, Janet Levine has worked for and with nonprofit and educational organizations, helping to grow their advancement programs. Her consulting company, Janet Levine Consulting, serves a wide range of organizations from small, all-volunteer agencies to major national organizations. She regularly teaches courses in non-profit management, fundraising and grant development, both face-to-face and online at http://courses.lmlearningstation.com/. In addition to her nonprofit work, Janet brings years of experience as a business and sales manager in the for-profit sector. She has an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Hiring Spree

My client is depressed. Her HR department has determined that her expectations of a pretty new staff member are too high. “Hmmm,” she grumbles, “expecting competence is unacceptable?” I know that feeling. For too long, I worked at too many places where … Continue reading

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The Deafening Noise of Silence

Years ago, when I was making a living (kind of) as a freelance writer, I would send out manuscripts with visions of how it would feel when my pieces were published.  That happened sometimes, but mainly it did not. Not, mind … Continue reading

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Getting Where You Want to Go

I am of many minds about a number of things:  feasibility studies, strategic planning, endowment, special events, to name a few.  It’s not that I am against any of these, but I am adverse to anyone thinking they are necessary … Continue reading

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The Wrong Board

A colleague who has spent her career at large, well-resourced nonprofits was complaining about a recent event she attended.  The purpose of the event was to match potential board members with nonprofits needing new board members.  The problem according to … Continue reading

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Making the Most of A Bad Situation

Three weeks after we came home the mythologizing began. A few months after that, the (yet another ) miserable apartment became the thing of stories. Like the placein Rome where, if you didn’t squeegee the walls daily, moss would grow. What … Continue reading

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