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#AFPFC Learning #2

Again from afar #afpfc Inspiration, Good Reminders/Advice and Fundraising Tracking Info

Continue Reading March 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

#AFPFC – Fundraising Convo Boston

I may be in Australia but the social media and live feed allows any fundraiser or interested party to participate an learn from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Annual International Conference. #afpfc

Continue Reading March 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

Daring to Lead* – A Survey of Nonprofit Executive Leadership

It provides insight from 3,000+ nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors. They reflect on their work with their board members and fundraising roles, responsibilities and expectations. While the latest survey was 2011, the first was in 2001, over the years I have been following the survey – it is sad that not much has changed.

Continue Reading November 9, 2015 at 9:18 am 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 October 24, 2015 at 10:12 am 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 October 23, 2015 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

Connecting through Great Communication

You can’t do good science (insert your work here) without good communication,” Alda said. “You need to raise funds. The public has to back it. And you have to respect the fact that policy makers have not spent their lives studying (your work) science. They don’t talk your lingo.

Continue Reading October 23, 2015 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Portfolio Management Version 5.5

Let’s start with the concept of open cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Our idea started with the challenge around what was, until yesterday, the 18-24 month turnover of fundraising staff. Our question:

How can we keep donors connected to our nonprofit mission through more than one staff person or volunteer leader.

Continue Reading October 22, 2015 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

The Networked Fundraiser

In the Wall Street Journal recently, Sue Shellenbarger interviewed experts and networkers who were trying to improve their performance about their best practices. Here’s the plan they described, organized in nine easy steps.

Continue Reading October 21, 2015 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

#PopeinDC via Fast Company

I say, ask yourself, “What would Pope Francis do?”

Continue Reading September 30, 2015 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Why Most Major Gift Programs Suck! #8: Not Donor-Centered

I have been reading, devouring The Veritus Group Passionate Giving blog. I am reposting another great piece – we talk about being donor-centered – being reminded (all the time) is a good thing.

Continue Reading April 17, 2015 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

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