Category Archives: human resources

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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I Have A 5-Point Program…..

When I on staff as a development director, I truly hated all the consultants, presenters at conferences, fundraising article authors who all hinted at great wisdom and a way to reach your fundraising goal, which they would tell you once … Continue reading

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When It Is Time To Move On

In my line of work, I meet a lot of people.  I am constantly wowed with how good most of them are at the work they do.  But sometimes—well, more than sometimes—I meet mostly development directors who need to move … Continue reading

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The OTHER Board Responsibility

Development Director Matt Bregman, when faced with the news of his Executive Director’s planned move from El Museo del Barrio in New York City to other pastures, did the unthinkable.  Rather than panic, he reflected on what development directors want … Continue reading

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The Inner Consultant

In my last two full-time jobs, I was not only responsible for fundraising, but I was also a member of the senior executive team.  As such, most of my time was spent at meetings.  The remainder of my time was … Continue reading

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