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Make Delay Your Best Friend Forever

Waiting Well and Nonprofit Leadership: Make Delay Your Best Friend Forever

Make Delay Your Best Friend ForeverIn another life, Elaine and Justin, a favorite couple of mine, gave me this sound advice: Do all the things you want while you’re still single. When you’re married, things get more complicated. My friends taught me how to wait well.

You also wait. You pursue more money, resources, donors, customers, and supporters. You know they’re coming, but they aren’t here, yet. How can you wait well? Set up your systems and process that will make your organization a success …

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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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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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#36 How Successful Nonprofits Reduce Donor Fatigue

How Successful Nonprofits Avoid Donor Fatigue

Why do donor’s get burnt out? How can you avoid contributor fatigue? What are the dangers of saying, “Thank you and…?” Karen covers all this and more in this video.

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Drive It Home, Dear Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear

Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear Use Your PowerBefore cell phones, when I was in graduate school, my car was in the shop. My new husband lent me his boat-towing station wagon to make my fifteen-mile trip across town to class. On the Interstate, the back of the car began to shake. I slowed down, pulled off, crept onto campus, and ran to my class.

Afterward, I called my husband at work. “Oh, yeah,” he said stepping out of a meeting, “it’s been doing that. …

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Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and the Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your ValuesBehind five travelers and their roller boards in Hudson News in the Denver airport. Two hard-boiled eggs sat in a refrigerator case.

After jiggling to the case, I grabbed the eggs, then bumped my way to the end of the checkout line. The line moved quickly until the women ahead of me, stopped everything. She had two children and three rollers in tow. “I’d like to make a return,” she said to the clerk. “I bought this five minutes ago.” …

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How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit's Sponsorship Dollars

How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit’s Sponsorship Dollars?

You can find new sponsors, create more value, do less work and raise more dollars. Listen to this video to discover how to grow your sponsorship dollars.

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"Help! My Board Won't Help Raise Revenue"

“Help! My Board Won’t Help Raise Revenue”

The Origins of Unhealthy Board Resistance

"Help! My Board Won't Help Raise Revenue"“We ask our board to get five people to donate, and they do,” the speaker said.

“How do you do that?” came an incredulous cry from the audience.

Learning that a board helps with fundraising should not leave nonprofit leaders incredulous. Healthy boards engage and lead. Healthy boards support income growth.

The support, you seek, may or may not include “getting five people to donate.” It does involve measurable actions to boost revenue growth. …

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Added Value Video: Are You In Danger of Mission Drift?

Are You In Danger of Mission Drift? Quick Turn Around!

What is mission drift? How can you avoid drifting away from what’s most critical to your organization? Watch this video to learn the most important questions to ask to avoid mission drift.

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Added Value Video: How Can You Overcome Board Fundraising Pushback?

How Can You Overcome Board Fundraising Pushback?

When you ask your board’s for help, do you get resistance? Discover the three most common reasons for pushback. Your new insights will help you to turn resistance into energy growing revenue.


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