Category Archives: communication

What Does Our Nonprofit Do?

I was sent this fabulous blog  about the difference between for profit and not for profit organizations. I’m not going to repeat was said—just read it yourself. What I do want to write about, however, is one difference the author … Continue reading

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Don’t Fail To Communicate

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” is a once famous quotation from Cool Hand Luke, a movie I loved in my misbegotten youth. I think about that statement a lot in my work. Not so much that I … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

It’s the silly season again. Every few years, someone gets the bright idea that the problem with nonprofit organizations is the fact that we are called nonprofits (or not-for-profits) and that connotes some sort of negativity. So new names are … Continue reading

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Mission Driven

Every Thursday, a box of fresh fruit and veggies is delivered to my front door  As wonderful as the produce is–and it is wonderful –what is even more wonderful is the inserted newsletter from the farmer, Thaddeus. His words make … Continue reading

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You Talk Too Much

The first thing I learned when I became a salesperson was that once I asked for the sale, the first person to speak loses. In fundraising we soften that to a simple admonition to be quiet after you’ve made the … Continue reading

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