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13 Apr

Resilience and Realism

This article originally appeared in eJP. It’s been a harrowing March and April. For nonprofits, the first two weeks were a period of shock, physical relocation and a crash...

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30 Mar

Week 3: Get Off the Constant Fundraising Webinars and Do These Things Instead

It’s been over two weeks of working from home and there have been lots of webinars (including several by yours truly). This week my best advice to all the...

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23 Mar

What Employees Should be Doing Now in Light of COVID-19

When I was a lawyer, we had 2 rounds of layoffs in 3 years between 2000 and 2003. There are going to be furloughs and layoffs across the nonprofit...

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18 Mar

Tips for Working from Home

As many people adjust to working from home, I want to offer some tips that I have learned over 17 years of doing so. These are things that have...

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12 Mar

Don’t Cancel Your Board Meeting During the Coronavirus Crisis

Do not cancel your board meetings in light of Coronavirus. Move them to Zoom, Go to Meeting or WebEx. It is crucial that your board is up to date...

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12 Mar

5 Ways to Stay Connected with Your Donors When Your Event is Cancelled or Postponed

During this uncertain time, many fundraising events are getting postponed or cancelled. Here is what you should do if you are in this situation: 1. Call all your donors...

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07 Apr

For the Board Leaders

One of the biggest trends in my coaching practice over the last 10 years has been the growth of nonprofit board chairs and presidents as clients. In some cases,...

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20 Jan

Should Day Schools Have Investment Prospectuses?

A generous day school donor called me a few months ago to talk about the numerous requests for donations he received from schools both in his home state and...

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16 Jan

Do Work that Matters

A lot of time in coaching with professionals and volunteer leaders, people are overwhelmed with the myriad of issues and volume of communications and tasks they have to do. ...

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04 Jan

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Development Directors

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Development Directors 1. I will focus on donor retention. It is much harder to get a new donor than to keep an existing...

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