I was recently introduced to the Eisenhower Method of time management. For those who are not familiar, it’s a tool developed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to prioritize tasks according […]
There's so much going on in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, we just have to say our piece. Comments welcome!
We always met at his favorite Chinese restaurant. He, the seasoned fundraising professional, semi-retired and sharp as a whip. And I, the relatively young development director, who had just closed […]
Does this story sound familiar? Board members embrace the idea of launching—or growing—your organization’s major gifts program. They get the importance of donor-centered, peer-to-peer fundraising and are ready to partner […]
You may have seen organizations raise a lot of money through crowdfunding, like this one from Water for People, which raised over $2M on Crowdrise.com. And you may be wondering: […]
The definition of marketing, a wise person once told me, is finding out what people want, and then giving it to them. So I wince when I hear clients say […]
This past December, I received an email that led with “…we wanted to reflect on what you’ve helped us achieve this year…” It told me about how the organization has […]
I recently attended the National Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted by AFP Washington. In an acceptance speech on behalf of her company, an awardee said one of their core values is […]
Whether you’re an assistant, project manager, or chief executive officer, meeting preparation is vital to the success of your organization.
I use Google every day and have a degree in library and information science, and yet I was blown away by how tweaking my search techniques started returning much better search results and transformed the way I was able to work.
In the fundraising profession, a typical week involves interacting with all types of volunteers, including board members, development committee members, interns, or other individuals who have generously contributed their time to help us achieve our goals and further our missions.