Tag Archives: development

Write It Down

“The meeting was good,” the development director said. I waited, and when nothing else was forthcoming I asked what seemed to me the inevitable questions, “Why was it good.” “Oh,” she said, “we had a really good conversation.” Shoot me … Continue reading

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Paying Attention

Officially, summer this year doesn’t end until the 22nd of September. But for all intents and purposes, it’s over.   Those slower days, the sense that you actually have time before you tackle that, whatever that is, are pretty much gone. … 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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What’s In A Name?

Every year or so, someone write about how organizations in our sector need a new name. Non or not for profit, they posit, is a negative and we need to position ourselves in a more positive light. And every time … Continue reading

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Fundraising–Just Do It

Somedays I feel as if I am a broken record. And surely, I’ve written this posting again and again. What else is there to say about fundraising? It’s about relationships. It must be intentional. Consistently and clarity are all important. … Continue reading

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