Tag Archives: fundraising

Fancy New Words Over-Complicate Things

After spending nearly two decades in or connected to the nonprofit sector, there are topics that are still being discussed “ad nauseam:” Board governance, fundraising, evaluation, etc. With all of the focus on innovation in recent years, one would have … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Forget the Basics

In working with entities that are trying to develop a long-term growth plan, I often ask what story they want to tell in 5 years (or 30, depending on the type of project). Sometimes I ask them to write the … Continue reading

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Funders: Responsibly Use Your Power for the Common Good

I have long believed that funders – namely, foundations – often don’t execute their influence as much as they should. So I was really interested to read Andy Carroll’s article, “Are You Using Your Power, or Leaving It on the … Continue reading

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Nonprofits: For the Love of All that is Good, Don’t Look Foolish!

Earlier this year, I had an opportunity to sit on a review panel for a mid-sized company that was looking to donate a significant amount of money to a select group of nonprofits. The organizations in contention had been handpicked … Continue reading

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