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Plan A, Plan B or No Plan?

F. Duke Haddad August 29, 2014

Do you have a written operational plan to follow for you and your team? Having a plan helps you see and evaluate the current road...

Is Your Nonprofit Organization Truly Transparent?

F. Duke Haddad August 25, 2014

While you work for one charity, remember that your actions affect all charities and our profession as a whole. There must be zero tolerance for...

You Could Win a Free Pass to IFC in the Netherlands!

Margaret Battistelli Gardner August 22, 2014

The IFC is taking place Oct. 14-17 this year and, in an exciting turn of events, is giving nonprofit fundraisers a chance to attend for...

Go With Your Gut

Jeff Jowdy August 20, 2014

If you are struggling with an employee or a board member and your gut says to move him or her along, then make a plan...

Can We Talk About What 'Not Interested' Means?

Angie Moore August 19, 2014

The next time you're tempted to say "I'm not interested," I highly recommend you break that down and understand what is really holding you back....

Flip the Agenda at Your Next Volunteer Board Meeting

F. Duke Haddad August 15, 2014

Never stay satisfied with any meeting, agenda or process. It is everyone's responsibility to drive time, talent and treasure to your organization. Don't be...

Fundraising Is Not ...

Pamela Barden August 14, 2014

Fundraising isn't painless — but the joy it brings makes our profession amazing. ...

The Big 3 Ingredients in a Successful Fundraising Campaign

Jeff Jowdy August 13, 2014

A compelling case, inspiring leadership, the right plan, and skillfully and timely execution are essential!...

7 Rules for Successfully Soliciting Your Board

Gail Perry August 13, 2014

You can take charge behind the scenes and successfully get your board members to give. But it will never happen if you are passive about...

Are Consumers Worried About Sharing Their 'Voice'?

Angie Moore August 12, 2014

Privacy concerns could be preventing you from getting donor feedback....