Category Archives: planning

Meaningful Planning

A lot of my work is helping organizations develop plans.  Plans for fundraising, board development, strategic plans.  Often, I am brought in to help them figure out how to implement existing plans. What amazes me too often is what passes … Continue reading

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The Real “F” Word

Fundraising.  Often referred to as the REAL “F” word.  Something probably most of you do not want to do but since you do have to do it, are hoping that someone—anyone—will provide you with a magic bullet.  A sure-fire way … Continue reading

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Own Reality

Reality. It is a hard row for many to hoe. So often clients tell me that they do things (or don’t) that they clearly do not (or do). For completely understandable reasons, they don’t want to admit frailty or fault. … Continue reading

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Understanding Roles and Responsibilities

Well, no. This isn’t really about boards. It’s about staff. Particularly development staff. What is the role and what are the responsibilities of the development director? I sit through a lot of meetings where it is clear that no-one, including … Continue reading

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Getting the Take-Away You Want

I live in Los Angeles, where everything you want to do is a destination. Because you get where you want to go in a car, it is important to map where you are headed. What freeway(s) to what exit? Which street … Continue reading

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