Author: Nanette Fridman

22 Dec

Nonprofit Re-Branding

How valuable is your brand? How does a potential donor react when she hears your organization’s name? Does your name, logo and tag line help people understand your mission,...

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21 Dec

Leverage the Usual Suspects

I asked a friend the other day about an event that she went to and she replied that the usual suspects were there. She didn’t need to say another...

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17 Dec

Fairfield 2009

Some friends in Fairfield, CT told me about an incident last Sunday at their local menorah lighting. Three masked men showed up holding Nazi flags and yelled anti-Jewish remarks...

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17 Dec

Check your Envelopes

One of the cardinal rules of life is above all, do no harm. One of the cardinal rules of fundraising is above all, do not agitate your donors or...

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16 Dec

Closed Circuit

My husband is going to be a “special guest” in my son’s class this week as they close their unit on community and invite parents to come in to...

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15 Dec

Stop Doing Well What You Shouldn't Be Doing At All

As a student and practitioner of organizational management, my bookshelf is lined with books by Peter Drucker, a pioneer in social and management theory and prolific writer. One of...

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14 Dec

Building Alliances

One of my most favorite types of work is  alliance development. What is an alliance?  An alliance is an agreement between two or more entities in which they agree...

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11 Dec

Avoid Volunteer Burnout

It happens all the time. An organization  has a volunteer who is a  powerhouse. She knows how to get things done, requires minimal supervision and has boundless energy and...

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10 Dec

Build an On-Ramp

Nonprofits face a challenge when it comes to hiring. Most of the time, they can’t pay someone what that person  could make in the for-profit world for possessing and...

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09 Dec

Donor P+C

Despite how it may appear, the heart of successful fundraising is not the black tie event. It is donor prospecting and cultivation (P+C). For many small nonprofits, this is...

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