Elements Of The Perfect Fundraising Plan

perfect fundraising planWelcome back to the second episode of How to Craft The Perfect Fundraising Plan. In my last post, I wrote about the often-ignored fact that no development plan can be spectacular without the dedicated assistance of the Executive Director.

This week let’s dig into the elements of the plan itself and discuss what your Director of Development needs to include.Continue Reading

Dear Joan: There’s Too Much On My Plate

finding time

My advice to a new Executive Director who is struggling to find time to oversee operations AND successfully fundraise.

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How Executive Directors Can Most Help Their Development Directors

development director help

Creating a topnotch fundraising plan is not solely the job of your Director of Development. You are an important part of the success too.

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10 Things To Do When You’re Having a Bad Day

Leader Bad Day

Ever just feel shaken and off your game? Having one of those days? Here are 10 things you can do to get yourself back in the game.

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10 Big Reasons Your Executive Director Needs a Contract

Executive Director Contracts

It’s not just good for the Executive Director. So how exactly does a nonprofit organization benefit from Executive Director contracts?

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Dear Joan: Our Founder Just Can’t Let Go

"You actually made a pinata of your board chair as a team building exercise at your retreat? 1) That is hilarious. 2) You're going to need extra sessions."

Each week, readers send emails asking for nonprofit advice, practical solutions, or just general “therapy”.

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How to Avoid Burnout

Avoid Burnout

We need to figure out how to let the stress go before it kills us. We put our jobs before our own wellbeing. But it’s not the job’s fault. It’s ours.

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