Give Until It Hurts On #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday

Why does #GivingTuesday bring out my inner grinch?

I’m going to share a deep, dark secret that fundraisers and donors have in common but are loath to admit.

We don’t love Giving Tuesday.

Yes, it may sound like I’m the grinchiest Grinch in Whoville, but hear me out and learn how your heart can again grow three sizes bigger.Continue Reading

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The Control Freak Executive Director

Control Freak Executive Director

Joan responds to a reader, the President of the board of a nonprofit, who is frustrated with her overly controlling executive director.

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Does a Facebook “Like” Matter?

Slacktivism

Can social media actually move the needle? Is it worth your time? Or is it a whole bunch of hand waving and “slacktivism”? Many nonprofits aren’t so sure.

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What Makes A Board Meeting A Home Run?

Me? I wouldn't pick that number.

5 steps to turn your next good or very good board meeting into a great board meeting.

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A Clever Way for Nonprofits to Prepare for the End of the Year (Before It’s Too Late!)

Nonprofits Prepare for End of the Year

When it comes to fundraising, year-end is everything. I have a really clever idea I like so much, I’m going to use it for my own consulting practice.

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Your First 30 Days As a New Development Director

First 30 Days as Development Director

My 3-step plan to help new Development Directors reduce the chaos of the first month and set themselves up for success.

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A Slam Dunk New Employee Orientation Process

employee orientation

An orientation is key to productivity and retention and helps turn a nonprofit job into a vocation. Plus, a detailed plan you can download and implement.

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