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2 February 2010

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This is what gives fundraising a bad name.

“The fundraising letter comes in the form of a “survey,” a frequently used device for partisan fundraising, but this one has a twist: calling itself the “Congressional District Census,” the letter comes in an envelope starkly printed with the words, “DO NOT DESTROY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT”

27 January 2010

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Elementary my dear: How to interview and find out if your boss is a bully

When you go in for that nonprofit job interview, pretend you’re Sherlock Holmes. Nothing escapes you. Look around. Is this environment going to support you and your goals? What kind of question is that? Isn’t everyone scrambling to find a job? Even if you are scrambling, and you feel that you HAVE TO take the job, these questions are here to help you decide if this job is going to be a difficult one.

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23 January 2010

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 January 23, 2010
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Fundraising in a downturn: The Power of Leaderless Organizations

In this economic downturn, how are you responding? How quickly are your funders responding? How about your donors?

I just sat down and read the first chapter of “The Starfish and the Spider.” Talk about an inspiring book! You can read it here, too. This book, written in 2007, is relevant today in thinking about four things.

1. File sharing
2. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan
3. Montezuma, Cortez, the Apaches
4. Grassroots movements

22 January 2010

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14 January 2010

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How to negotiate your salary

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Do you want a bigger salary? This is a how-to video for women to negotiate salaries from Ramit Sethi of http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/. It shows key negotiation tactics for how you can get a better salary in your next job. Often we, as women, do not negotiate for the salary we really want. Here’s how you can move beyond that.

22 December 2009

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 December 22, 2009
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Advanced Fundraising: Your Career

Where do you want your fundraising career to go? Do you want to become a Development Manager? Development Director? Executive Director? Director of Annual […]

22 December 2009

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Advanced Fundraising: Managing Others

Managing Others Development is a crucial department for any nonprofit organization. Not only are development staff tasked with getting all money for the organization, […]

16 December 2009

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 December 16, 2009
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What Copenhagen can teach us about power

With the climate talks in Copenhagen happening this week, and the police brutality against the protesters, it leads me to think about conflict and […]

16 December 2009

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What is Fundraising?

Fundraising is the act of building relationships to help the cause you care about. This can include writing letters and newsletters, throwing parties, visiting […]