Category Archives: business practices

Gaining Donors Trust

My parents generation—the so-called “greatest” generation—trusted nonprofits.  Theybelieved that not only did they do good works, but they did them well. But from Boomers to Millennials, that trust seems to have gone out the window.  According to a 2015 study … Continue reading

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Making the Mundane New

Two months ago, I broke my wrist.  My right wrist, and yes, I am right-handed.  I won’t go into the gory details of trying to avoid surgery, having surgery, casts, discomfort, the joy and pain of not being able to … Continue reading

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Standing Still Means Moving Backward

The topic was fundraising. Specifically, how to be more effective, efficient and increase your fundraising results. We talked about changes in the sector and changes beyond the sector that affected how we raise funds. “I guess we are just different,” … Continue reading

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The Well Resourced Nonprofit

The businessman was ardently telling me how awful it was that nonprofits spend donated money on things like (gasp!) salaries, staff development, office space, benefits!  The money he gives, he told me, should only go to programs.  We’ve heard this … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be A Nonprofit Consultant

Every year, thousands of people lose their jobs, get bored with what they are doing, get passed over for a promotion, and decide that pfft, I’m going to hang out my shingle and become a nonprofit consultant. And why not?  … Continue reading

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