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25 March 2013

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Efficient Charities: Is your nonprofit pursuing something inhuman?

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I have to tell you these things! Because the people running your nonprofit are thinking about these things. They’re thinking,

“How can we make this nonprofit run more like a business, with RUTHLESS EFFICIENCY?” and this may be the wrong question to ask.

13 March 2013

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11 February 2013

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 February 11, 2013
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Fear sells!

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7 February 2013

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 February 7, 2013
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What to do about Comment Trolling on 99Designs

3 days ago I started a contest on 99 designs, for a book cover. i talked about what I wanted in the cover, design […]

23 January 2013

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 January 23, 2013
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This is Habitat, Bitch!

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9 January 2013

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12 November 2012

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30 October 2012

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10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

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If you’ve ever had a crazy fundraising job, you need to read this post.

Here’s a secret blog post from October 2009, that I put on my private blog, before I had started Wild Woman Fundraising.com. It was just after I finished a crazy job, and so many things on this list rang true for me.

29 October 2012

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16 October 2012

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9 October 2012

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An invitation I had to decline

Recently I received an invitation to “a lively discussion” at the National Press Club in Washington DC between Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Chronicle of Higher Education’s VP and editorial director, and “thought leaders”, including Terry W. Hartle, senior VP of Government and Public Affairs at the American Council on Education and Douglas Hotlz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum. As well as Carrie Hansen, Product Manager, NorthStar Education Services, Dr. Bronte Jones, Treasurer, St. John’s College, and Vince Sampson, President, Education Finance Council”

Their goal? “Develop evidence-based solutions to escalating student default rates that will help all students.”

Who’s sponsoring it? “The Career Education Corporation” and “The Education Finance Council.” The education finance council is paid to sell a college education loan to “special populations” while NorthStar Education Services is paid to enforce student loan debts.

Based on the sponsors and the speakers, do you think that this particular discussion is going to
A.) Stop the corporatization of American education?
B.) Help students get out of debt or
C.) Make conditions more difficult for every student by insisting they pay back their loans no matter HOW BIG the debt?

What do you think boys and girls?

In the grand traditions of David Thorne at 27slashb, I had to have a go.

My response:

20 September 2012

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 September 20, 2012
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Are you attacked for not being corporate enough?

I’ve written before about how you will be passed over for someone with an MBA, and no nonprofit experience, not because you don’t have enough nonprofit experience, but because you have too much. You see, academic or nonprofit experience now means that you’re not an “outsider” enough to “take decisive action” and “lead with dynamism” – aka fire a whole bunch of people and turn a quick profit. Naturally, this is my response:

21 August 2012

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 August 21, 2012
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How Nonprofit E-Newsletters are Changing

Wha? Nonprofit enewsletters ARE NOT Changing?

Bad nonprofit enewsletters are part of a larger issue.

It’s called fundraising staff turnover, and it happens a lot. More often than not.

Why do fundraising staff leave? As far as I can see, there are three main reasons.

23 July 2012

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21 May 2012

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What are you silent about? What needs to be said?

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Holocaust Survivor

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
-Elie Wiesel

17 May 2012

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Oh, so now you been passed over by someone with an MBA

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Have you ever wanted to move up in your nonprofit, but seen that people with MBAs seemed to be getting the top jobs?

WHY IS THAT?

This post will tell you why. And what happens when people with no nonprofit experience try to do nonprofit executive level jobs.

10 April 2012

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Work Your Proper Hours

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28 March 2012

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Do you serve the Penniless, Jobless, Marginalized and Despised? Read this.

The Gospel of the Penniless, Jobless, Marginalized and Despised by Chris Hedges I love reading Chris Hedges. His books, The Empire of Illusion and Death […]

8 March 2012

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Don’t be a leader. Be a builder.

I had a meeting with my business mentor, Behram Atashband, last week. In the meeting, he talked with me and my business partner about hiring more people into our business. And he said, don’t be a leader. Be a builder.

29 February 2012

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Are you feeling stuck?

Are you happy in your job at a charity?   If so, stop reading. If you are ready to move on to a new […]