Category: Management

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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16 Mar

7 Tips for Board Meeting Optimization

Board meetings sometimes should be called “bored meetings”. Some executives and leaders just check-off preparing for and hosting board meetings like another to do on a long list. And...

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12 Mar

Synagogue Self-Assessment: Are you Positioned to Survive or Thrive?

Synagogues no longer can take for granted business as usual. To assess your synagogue’s real situation, start with an honest assessment using the questions below in partnership with your...

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15 Feb

Don't Take the Easy Way Out When Setting Development Targets

I would be a wealthy woman if I had a dollar for every time I heard a version of, “We added a percentage increase over last year’s dollars raised to...

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22 Nov

Are Your Donors Bored with Your Annual Campaign? Time for a Makeover!

This article originailly appeared in eJP. By Nanette Fridman and Jennifer Weinstock Do you ever feel like you are boring your donors? Or boring yourself? Not excited about your...

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18 Nov

Five Questions to Determine Your Organizational Development Priorities

This article originally appeared on eJP.   By Nanette R. Fridman and Laura Fish As the year comes to a close and our thoughts turn to 2017, it is...

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03 Aug

Volunteer Engagement Today: Committee Volunteers, Task Force Members and Volunteer Task Rabbit

My dear friend Simi Kaplin Baer texted me yesterday to ask an important question.  Why doesn’t the nonprofit organization which she is deeply involved with as a volunteer understand that she is happy to...

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04 May

10 Things Nonprofits Can Do to Set Employees Up for Success

To set employees up for success and help them realize their potential, here are ten things nonprofits can do. Determine the right organizational structure Craft job positions relative to both...

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22 Mar

Looking Under the Hood

There are a few scenarios that have presented themselves lately which have caused me to wonder: Should an organization let a donor or prospective donor, or a respected community...

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10 Jan

What Your Nonprofit Can Learn from Chick-fil-A

Right before I gave a talk today at the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Shark Tank Kick Off about innovation, I read in Fortune Magazine an article about How...

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