For Values "Show, Don't Tell"
Many organizations, in addition to their mission and vision statements, have a values statement. A values statement is a set of beliefs and principles that guide an organization’s decision-making....[ read more ]
Transformation Isn’t For the Faint of Heart
This article originally appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy.com on January 19, 2011 and can be viewed at http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/transformation-isn%E2%80%99t-for-the-faint-of-heart/ The combining forces of the great recession, the proliferation of nonprofit organizations over...[ read more ]
Invest in Developing Your Leader
Most boards know that they are responsible for hiring and firing the professional leader of their organization. Equally important, some committee, whether executive or personnel, should take seriously a...[ read more ]
Hats Off to My MIL
I just said goodbye to my husband’s mother after a week-long visit. A firiend and I were talking and they can’t believe how well we get along and how...[ read more ]
No Guts, No Glory
I was flipping through the endless cable stations one evening and came across some 80s’ movie. I stopped flipping just long enough to hear a coach say to a...[ read more ]
Planning and Investment
I am sitting in my hotel room overlooking Delray Beach while my 3 year old sleeps after a fantastic morning at the pool and lunch. My family and I...[ read more ]
Where's the Passion?
One of the most memorable lines from my childhood was the Wendy’s commercial in which Clara Peller asks “Where’s the beef?” I find myself today asking, “Where’s the passion?”...[ read more ]
Rethinking "Young Leadership"
A lot of organizations have young leadership groups or membership categories. The purpose of these is to educate people and engage folks about the organization when they are starting...[ read more ]
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,...[ read more ]
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...[ read more ]