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When Fundraising Gets Caught in the Thick of Thin Things

Larry C Johnson April 23, 2015

When you reduce philanthropy to a transaction, you've placed yourself in the pool with everyone. Your cause becomes identical to everyone else's. Giving as...

Build an Ethical Fundraising Program to Last

Jeff Jowdy April 22, 2015

Those of us in the nonprofit arena have a responsibility—and an accountability—to build things that outlast us. It's not about us as CEO, or chief...

So You Want to Be a Fundraising Consultant?

F. Duke Haddad April 17, 2015

If you ask consultants how they became one, their answers cover a spectrum. I find it interesting that many practitioners believe they can easily step...

Looking at Fundraising Through Fresh Eyes

Pamela Barden April 16, 2015

One of the (several) things I enjoy about teaching fundraising courses at a couple of universities is the opportunity to explore fundraising with people who...

Getting the Right People on the Bus

Larry C Johnson April 16, 2015

The word "business" conjures up visions of overweening corporate greed rather than the requirement that all—ALL—viable organizations must have a working business model with stable...

American Cancer Society's Tarsha Calloway Added to NonProfit PRO Leadership Conference!

Tarsha Calloway April 14, 2015

NonProfit PRO is pleased to welcome the American Cancer Society's Tarsha Calloway , director of executive engagement and integration, to the NonProfit PRO Leadership...

10 Questions to Determine If You Are on the Same Page With Your CEO

F. Duke Haddad April 10, 2015

The most important determining factor in your job security, job satisfaction and job success is being on the "same page" as your CEO or president....

Nonprofit Leadership: Conformity and Individuality

Katrina VanHuss April 10, 2015

Leaders with good judgment know when to force conformity and when to celebrate individuality. That sounds a lot like a great parent doesn't it?...

The Case of the Eager Board Member

Larry C Johnson April 9, 2015

I hear from fundraisers and nonprofit executives alike bemoaning how they wish their board members were engaged and eager to fundraise. I'm sure you've...

We All Need a Confidant at Work

Jeff Schreifels April 6, 2015

While it is rare, Richard and I have found some of the best MGOs and managers are ones who collaborate, who go out of...