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But it’s not even Thanksgiving Yet – The Two Most Important Things you Need to Do Before Year-end

With Halloween just passed, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, Christmas decorations now fill retail shelves.  This must mean only one thing for nonprofits – the end of the year is upon us. Now is the time to start planning … Continue reading

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Is there any option, but to change?

During the merger of US Airways and American Airlines it was reported that several US Airway pilots didn’t allow American pilots to ride in jump seats. These actions should not have surprised anyone. Drastic changes such as mergers often bring … Continue reading

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Are you one of the successful 30%?

Across multiple industries and sectors, experience and research indicates that when new processes and strategies are deployed, over 70% of them fail to achieve the desired outcomes. In simple math that means that only about 30% of change efforts are … Continue reading

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Are Your Volunteers Happy? Three Essential Strategies to Increase Your Volunteer Corps

Many years ago, while still a young and developing Executive Director, my President and I were dealing with a complex and particularly challenging legal issue. Over the course of several days and weeks we had to have multiple conversations with … Continue reading

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How to turn your board members into active fundraisers

One of the most frequent complaints I hear is, “our board members don’t fundraise”. Hiding behind the mantra, “I give my time” many sincerely believe that volunteering time equals giving of money.  So, too, in a desire to get people … Continue reading

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Do you know where your Development Director is right now?

Chances are pretty good that while you are reading this blog, your development director or one of your key development staff is probably either out looking for a job, or actively being recruited for one. According to a new study, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions Are Not Just For Individuals

How many of us set New Year’s resolutions, only to see them forgotten within a few months or perhaps days? New Year’s resolutions, without a doubt epitomize change.  They are a direct affirmation that we want to change something about … Continue reading

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