Posts filed under ‘A Better You’

Change of Attitude


Look we all need a shot in the arm, slap in the face, knock in the head. I think eight months into a move across the globe – I deserved and needed all of the above at various times.

Continue Reading 01/09/2016 at 22:15 Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Managers of Women by Jason Shen


Despite this woman’s outstanding contributions, you haven’t promoted her or given her a raise. It’s not fair and you know it.

Maybe you think she has to wait her turn, or brush up on her soft skills and work better with others, or that she simply needs more experience. But all of those things also applied to the many talented men who have rapidly advanced through the ranks of your organisation. They had somehow not been beholden to the same constraints of “promotions are given every three years” or “but what if so-and-so gets upset that they didn’t get a raise too?”

Continue Reading 23/08/2016 at 22:33 Leave a comment

#AFPFC via Marcy Heim


Marcy Heim, shared her top takeaways from #AFPFC the fundraising conference in Boston.

Continue Reading 01/04/2016 at 06:20 Leave a comment

Your Best (#Fundraising) Self


Our best selves allows our passion to shine. And sometimes it means leaving an organization that does not allow us to be our best selves

Continue Reading 17/12/2015 at 11:31 Leave a comment

10 agreements for a happy and well-functioning team (aka, how to not suck as a coworker) by Vu Le


Our work is very complicated, with so many obstacles, from the instability and unpredictability of funding; to society’s ridiculous expectations. To face all those complexities and do our jobs well, we need to work effectively with each other. So here are 10 fundamental agreements that I recommend we make with one another as we do the challenging work of making the world better.

Continue Reading 16/11/2015 at 11:27 Leave a comment

9 Tips for Leaders to Make the Most of Collaborative Efforts


When you collaborate, don’t let people go through the motions. Get everyone working together to make the most of the time — and achieve the best results.

Continue Reading 24/10/2015 at 10:12 Leave a comment

Seth Godin on Change – Are You Team Offense or Team Defense?


For nonprofit organizations and fundraisers – I think this is an easy take away and something to think about when we’re in a meeting “talking” about change. Who’s on D and O? How can we work together to win the game – which is focused on our mission, donor centered work, community and people. You can’t play on a team as a loner….pick a side and plan to collaborate.

Continue Reading 23/10/2015 at 10:17 Leave a comment

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