Tag Archives: Goal-setting

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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Do it NOW

When I first went to work in the nonprofit sector, I was surprised at how the word immediately, as in “I need this immediately,” was translated. Coming from the for profit world, immediately meant NOW. But that, I found and … 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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Dare To Be Different–Plan!

Fundraising. Creating relationships. Asking for support. Keeping those who support you close so they will want to support you again. Easy. Right? So why do so many have such difficulty? It starts with planning. Or rather, the utter and complete … Continue reading

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