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Operating Your Nonprofit in the Dark and Fog How to Succeed Without Light

Operating Your Nonprofit in the Dark and Fog | How to Succeed Without Light

Operating Your Nonprofit in the Dark and Fog How to Succeed Without LightIn the fog, the cove was pitch black. I couldn’t see the radio tower across the bay, a star, or the shore. Earlier that afternoon, the tide caught us when we’d anchored too close to shore. Now at 10:30 p.m. the tide was rising.

We needed to move the boat or stay stuck until the following day.

It should have been easy. We just needed to putter 100 feet-the length of two semi-trailers or 40 steps. I’d seen the open …

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What’s the Secret to Boards that Take Smart Risks?

This brilliant advice comes from one of the interviews I did for my new book, Let’s Raise Millions Together. Implement it to create healthier boards that take calculated risks to launch your nonprofit upward and onward.

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What is the Secret to Board Success?

These words were whispered to me in a parking lot after a meeting. Listen to this wisdom and reap the board benefits.

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Red Tide and Fundraising A Lesson from the Oysters

Red Tide and Fundraising | A Lesson from the Oysters

Red Tide and Fundraising A Lesson from the OystersAfter months of rotting fish, ghastly odors, and irritated throats, biologists have declared Florida’s epic Red Tide bloom over.

Earlier this month, we went on our first-post Red Tide boat outing. The first stop was our “secret” oyster beds. Donning water shoes, carrying bucket and hammer, we climbed over the stern and waded toward the exposed bars.

Usually, the beds are alive with birds feasting and oysters clacking. It was eerily quiet. Arriving first, my husband minus his hearing aids, …

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Why It’s Smart to Thank Your Donors Today

Why is Valentine’s Day an excellent time to thank your donors for the gifts they made at the end of the year?

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The Most Dangerous Phrase Nonprofit Leaders Use

I bet you’ve said this phrase in the last thirty days. Why it’s time to stop using these four words and what to say instead.

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A Team of Relationships

A Team of Relationships | What Lincoln Teaches Us About Creating Successful Boards

A Team of RelationshipsOne of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book’s Team of Rivals explores how Lincoln selected and worked with a cabinet composed, among others, of three gifted competitors for the presidency. You, like Lincoln, seek to build a team. Only in your case, you don’t gather rivals. To form your board, you organize gifted individuals to form a team of relationships.

In her book, Goodwin writes about the meetings Lincoln had with his cabinet collectively and individually. You already hold regular board meetings. …

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Is It True? Are You Really a Small Nonprofit?

Just like we can’t all be above average drivers, nonprofits can’t all be small. From zero to millions-–what size nonprofit are you? What does the data tell us?

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How Did They Do? Annual Gift Follow-up

It’s mid-January, how did four nonprofits respond to year-end gifts? Listen to learn two best practices and two actions to avoid.

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The Magic of Small Gifts Will You Make 2019 Your Year?

The Magic of Small Gifts | Will You Make 2019 Your Year?

The Magic of Small Gifts Will You Make 2019 Your Year?Over the last several years, I’ve noticed that my holiday and birthday packages are shrinking. No, I’m not getting diamonds, rubies, and emeralds-exactly.

Moreover, I blame my presents diminishing size on my parents. They were raised during the Depression and taught me a do-it-yourself mentality. With books, magazines, and YouTube, you can learn many things.

I realize I’ve been doing things the hard way. I’m wasting time and money. Doing-it-yourself requires you to suss out reliable resources. The poor-to-helpful stuff …

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