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Time to Refresh

I’m in my 8th year of consulting. That’s much longer than I’ve stayed at any other job. Not surprising for a fundraiser—we stay, on average, for 16 months, then move on to greener pastures. Greener pastures is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Doing It Better

Every so often I have a day where I have absolutely no meetings of any kind and no imminently looming deadlines. “Ahh,” I think. “Finally, a day when I can….” But what I seem to be able to do on … Continue reading

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Response Rate

Many years ago I was the Director of Corporate Relations at a large, research university.   My corporate contacts complained–sometimes bitterly–about the lack of timely follow up from the university. “Immediately,” they would say to me, “seems to mean sometime after … Continue reading

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How Will Next Year Be Better Than This One?

Christmas is over.  The New Year is nigh.  And aside from vowing that this year you won’t party too, too much, what New Year’s Resolutions are on your horizon? My big one is to work smarter, not harder. That—as my … Continue reading

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Should Your Nonprofit Be Run More “Like a Business”?

We in the nonprofit world are always hearing from our for-profit friends and volunteers that we should run more like a business.  Heck, I often say it—especially when confronted with a poorly run organization.  But business, as we know, isn’t … Continue reading

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