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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.

Fundraising Magic

Still waiting for that magic bullet?  That one thing that you’ll do that will bring in all the money?  That special thing that is keeping you from doing actual fundraising because, well, you know, you need so much more right … Continue reading

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Fear Gets In The Way

One of my dogs gets really spooked by loud noises.  For that reason, he won’t use the doggie door.  As a result of that, he is either in the house or outside in the backyard, depending on where my husband … Continue reading

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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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