Is Your Greatest Income Challenge What You Think It Is?
Answer honestly. During the past week have you said or thought one of the following?
I’m so busy.
Things are hectic.
There’s too much to do.
You’re not alone. Time management is the number one challenge nonprofit leaders face. You wear many hats besides the one attached to your title. No matter your role, you support the mission and income growth. You charm and engage board members, donors, customers, volunteers, and newcomers.
Here’s the reason time management so critical. You …
Waiting Well and Nonprofit Leadership: Make Delay Your Best Friend Forever
In 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 …
A Team of Relationships | What Lincoln Teaches Us About Creating Successful Boards
One 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. …
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 …
Your CEO runs a million dollar enterprise with tons of staff and vast amounts of responsibility. Yet, you run into people who are SHOCKED, just SHOCKED that your CEO earns a competitive salary. How do you deal with this “fake news”?
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Before 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. …
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.
If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, …