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15 Aug

Want to be Truly Empowered? Learn to Fundraise

I spend a lot of time talking about fundraising or financial resource development, a term I prefer. People always look at me with such surprise when I tell them...

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19 Jul

Board Chairs, Do You Want to Find Your Successor?

Today I am at a conference with 16 schools. I met this afternoon with the board chairs who are present to facilitate a break out session. While the discussion...

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10 Jul

Setting Goals WITH Your New Executive, Not FOR Your New Executive

This article originally appeared in eJP. By Kathleen Fromm Cohen, PhD and Nanette R. Fridman, MPP, JD In the healthiest of organizations, the board, the staff, and other key...

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06 Jul

7 Key Components to Creating or Supercharging Your Ambassadorship Program

Does your organization want more customers or members? Putting in place an ambassadorship program is a relatively inexpensive and an effective way to create buzz and increase your number...

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03 Jul

The False Dichotomy Between Being a Working Board or a Governing Board

Small nonprofit boards sometimes characterize themselves as working boards. This terminology is misleading. Members of any board, no matter the size or maturity of the nonprofit, need to work. What a...

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28 Jun

Making Your Way: My Advice to Young Women Starting Out

I was on a panel discussion today for Girl Starter today entitled “It’s a Man’s World: Women at the Top in Male-Dominated Industries.” The moderator asked what it takes...

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20 Jun

Management vs. Governance

Even though it is the beginning of the summer, I am already planning for late summer and early fall board retreats. There are many components of a good board...

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05 Jun

Development Professionals: Maximize Your Summer

by Nanette Fridman and Jennifer Weinstock. This article originally appeared in Hayidion. If you want to increase your fundraising, improve your relationships, align your staff and get creative, summer...

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30 May

Build a Culture of Ambassadorship

If you have spent any considerable time in the nonprofit space, you have undoubtedly heard the phrase, “culture of philanthropy.” In short, in organizations with an evolved culture of...

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23 May

Leverage the Learning

Kudos to those who pay for staff and board members to go to professional development trainings and conferences or provide in-house continuing learning opportunities. Investing in your people can...

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