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13 Dec

Is Your Organization “Millennial Friendly”?

This article originally appeared on eJP. A friend recently emailed me and asked if I had a list of suggestions for working with millennials that he could give the development...

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10 Dec

Six Meeting “Must Says”

When I got married, my mother told my husband there were three phrases that would make me happy and that he should say every day: “Honey, you look great.”...

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05 Dec

My Board Won’t Do ANYTHING!

This article originally appeared on eJP on June 4, 2015. The frustration of many executive directors and development professionals is palpable. They need their boards’ help to raise the much needed...

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03 Dec

What Your Nonprofit Can Learn from a YouTube Star

When my 11 year old daughter asked me to go with her, a friend and her friend’s mom to YouTube star Issa Twaimz’s concert, I have to admit that...

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14 Nov

Board Members Behaving Badly

This article originally appeared in eJP. By Nanette R. Fridman, MPP, JD and Kathy Cohen, PhD A typical challenge that many of our coaching clients bring to us is...

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13 Nov

What My 11 Year Old Reminded Me About Fundraising

My 11 year old daughter and I went to Daughter and Mother Camp Congress for Girls a few weeks ago. It is a full day boot camp at which...

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01 Nov

It’s Who You Know!

I had the chance to talk with Michelle Malkin, host of It’s Who You Know! The Podcast. This podcast is bridging the gap between Jewish leaders and those who follow...

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30 Oct

Out of Bounds

In my 20s, I was a young lawyer, and a board member and chair of the legal committee of the board. During my first year, a gentleman, who had...

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23 Oct

How Many Times Should You Try to Meet with a Prospect?

I had a very good meeting with a client who is a very bright, thoughtful Executive Director. She asked me how many times she should try to get a...

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17 Oct

5 Things Your Nonprofit Must Have Clarity On

Consultants overuse a lot of words. I have tried to ban “thinking outside-of-the-box” and “synergy” from my vernacular. The one word that I can’t use enough though is “clarity.” People...

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