Partnership, Prosperity, and Peril
This article was originally published on eJP. Best Practices and Common Pitfalls When Development Professionals, Executive Directors, and Lay Leaders Work Together By Kathy Cohen, Ph.D. and Nanette R. Fridman, MPP,...[ read more ]
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...[ read more ]
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.”...[ read more ]
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...[ read more ]
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...[ read more ]
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...[ read more ]
Can Everyone in Your Organization Give a Great Elevator Pitch?
Can your staff, volunteers and board members give a great elevator pitch about your organization in 30 seconds or less? If not, you are missing out on a chance...[ read more ]
7 Suggestions for Synagogues at the “Apple Reveal” of the Jewish Calendar
My 14 year old like much of the world was aware of the Apple iPhone 8 reveal date and hurried home from school to watch it on YouTube. Apple...[ read more ]
Want to be Truly Empowered? Learn to Fundraise
I spend a lot of time talking about fundraising or financial resource development, a term I prefer. People always look at me with such surprise when I tell them...[ read more ]
Board Chairs, Do You Want to Find Your Successor?
Today I am at a conference with 16 schools. I met this afternoon with the board chairs who are present to facilitate a break out session. While the discussion...[ read more ]