Give Until It Hurts On #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday

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.

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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?


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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