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How Can You Create Board Member Urgency About Fundraising?

How can you create an interest in fundraising when everything’s going well? Is your board telling you that you have everything handled and they don’t need to help? Listen to this video where you will learn how to create urgency to get your board of directors of off of the shoulder lane and into the fast lane. #35

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Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?

Nonprofit Career Moves – Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?

Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?A client asked about potential career moves. She was toying with pursuing a development position vs. an executive director role. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? From my perspective, as an advisor and mentor to individuals in the philanthropic arena, here are the top benefits and drawbacks of each position.

 

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CEO Position Advantages

  • You determine and follow your vision for the future
  • Varied activities, including executing the mission, managing people, organizing revenue
  • More interaction with mission
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Planting Donor Seeds: Let’s Raise Millions Together

How can your staff let your donors know exactly what you need at your organization? Listen to this video to discover how one staff member planted seeds about the need for operating funds. Use this idea, to help your prospective donors to give in a way that helps the most. Watch this space for information about how to get your copy of Let’s Raise Millions Together.

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What Is The Most Common Reason Nonprofits Struggle with Revenue

What Keeps Most Nonprofits from Earning More Revenue?

What is the most common reason that nonprofits struggle earning more revenue? It’s not lack of opportunity but something else that you have under your control. Listen to discover how to organize your day, so you make progress on earning more revenue every day.

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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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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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Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

Learn from My Error and Create a Board that Governs

Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

It was a beautiful August morning. Twenty campers and four counselors outfitted in orange lifejackets paddled silver canoes across a glassy blue lake in northern New Hampshire.

We pulled up to a sand spit. As we unloaded, I, one of the junior counselors, muttered, “I wish I had a brownie. We should have brought snacks.”

In response, all twenty campers moaned in unison about their starvation.

I wanted to stuff …

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How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

Are You at Risk of Running Aground Instead of Reaching Your Vision? | How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?It was a dark and clear night.

We were ending a Bahamas cruise in a 40-foot motor sailor. The captain sat at the wheel. I stood at the navigation station, desperately searching. My job was to find one flashing every-three-seconds green light at the harbor entrance.

The problem? After dark, Ft. Lauderdale’s ablaze with lights. The consequence of failure? Run aground or be run down by a cruise ship.

Ahead hundreds of lights flashed. Car brakes. Street signs. Tankers, like …

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How to Get Your Board to Love Fundraising

How to Get Your Board to Love Fundraising: Added Value Video

We begin to love things we experience as positive, over and over again. How can you create a series of experiences for your board that leaves them loving fundraising, helping to raise more money, and asking how they can help more?

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Nonprofit Wipe Outs on the Way to Big Dreams: How Visions Clobber Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leaders

Visions matter. Visions are the DNA of success, of monumental change, of dreams–coming true.

Visions inform the world. They energize labor and recruit resources. Moreover, like a tunnel leading to your grand entrance, visions align friends and supporters and their energies in one direction.

However, and you knew this was coming . . .

Visions Can Destroy the work of Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leaders 

How is it possible that your vision, universally perceived as good, might destroy good works? Visions when …

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