C.R.I.B. Notes: 10 Steps critical to launching (or enhancing) a Comprehensive, Responsive, Integrated, Balanced fundraising program. More frequently, nonprofits are taking a step back and evaluating their fundraising programs. Philanthropy has become an essential income line for nonprofit organizations. No longer is it looked upon as an “Oh, and we have fundraising, whatever it brings […]
Ethical Bonus Structure for Fundraisers
In a recent discussion on a group in LinkedIn, the topic of commissions for fundraisers was a hotly debated point of disagreement, and often fierce agreement, among posters. After 50 posts, the group began to consider another question: If not commission, then is there an ethical way to offer compensation as a bonus for work well done […]
Engaging Your board In Fundraising: Framing Your Perspective
So in my last post we talked a little bit about Passion in your Board being the driving force for Philanthropy. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. Lets bring it back to the beginning. In order to be open to new ideas, its essential we frame our own perspective on the boards involvement in […]
On Hiring a Consultant
You’re experiencing problems in your organization. Maybe you’re losing donors. Maybe your board is not working together, not working at all, or maybe you’ve lost board members. Perhaps you are experiencing high turnover of staff. Or maybe you don’t think you are getting as much out of your staff as you think you should. Or […]
Seize the Day! Wisdom from the Roman ages. So many excellent fundraising plans have been the foundation for failure…. All because the individuals implementing them did not seize the day. We spend numerous hours and beau coup resources developing the intricate, detailed and exceptionally well coordinated strategic plans. And we don’t file them, we leave […]
An Undeniable Truth
Spending some much needed time with women friends, in the warm winds, crystal blue sea and white sands of AMI. While I’m gone, spend some time watching Stefan Sagmeister explain the benefit of his year long sabbatical, which he takes every seven years. [ted id=649]
“Locard’s Exchange Principle” or “Some armchair philosophy to start your morning”
When someone comes in contact with another person or place, something of that person is left behind, and something is taken away. “Locard’s Exchange Principle” Edmund Locard was a 20th century forensic scientist and director of the first crime lab in Lyon, France in 1910. His theory postulates that wherever two things meet, evidence exists […]
I’ve been asked to speak on visionary leadership. I’m still deciding if I have anything cogent to say on this topic. The term “visionary leader” is tossed out like so much corporate slang today. But is it an accurate representation of the sentiment hoped to be communicated? The encyclopedia defines leadership as an individual’s capacity to motivate others […]
Executive Suite- Why do we work? Pride!!!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJLt5bUHxPk] this should be our alarm clock EVERY morning.