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5 June 2014

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6 tips to be a better nonprofit manager

Here’s my first post about Brene Brown’s incredible 2012 book, Daring Greatly. This week I want to talk about what you can do to […]

22 April 2014

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What does 15 mean?

  Have you heard about the 15 protests in Seattle? What are they all about? In a nutshell, people are asking corporations to raise […]

3 April 2014

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Do you have too much to do?

Do you have too much on your plate? What is behind this? Recently I was reading the One-Life Solution by Dr. Henry Cloud. What […]

27 December 2013

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Got laid off this week.

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16 October 2013

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Fixing a Toxic Work Environment

Do you work in a silo? Do you not really know your co-workers? Are your staff meetings just interminable? Are you wondering how to […]

15 October 2013

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 October 15, 2013
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Are you a stressed out fundraiser?

Recently I read an excellent book called “Give and Take” Why is it excellent? Because it talks about what to do when you’re stressed […]

25 September 2013

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 September 25, 2013
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Are you giving your power away?

Fundraisers fight back!

Have you ever given your power away to someone or something without realizing you were doing it?

Well, I have, and it taught me a lot about how to step back from a situation, and look at it with a pair of critical eyes.

17 July 2013

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 July 17, 2013
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Getting fired in fundraising: What’s behind it?

Fundraising professional, have you ever been fired from a fundraising job?

If you’re a nonprofit leader, have you had some turnover in your fundraising staff lately?

Are you trying to hire a new fundraising person now?

What if… the real common denominator in fundraising staff turnover was not bad hiring practices, but conditions beyond the fundraiser’s control?

26 June 2013

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Why do people at work treat me this way?

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Maybe we’re mercenaries. Maybe we’re interlopers in the “pure” world of program services. Maybe we’re a salesperson, to be treated with disdain. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits.

We often make more than program staff. And of course, they feel resentful about that.

We, in turn, feel resentful if senior leadership do not fundraise enough, and we are not being paid to raise all or most of the money.

9 January 2013

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30 October 2012

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10 Shocking Scary Secrets of Working in Fundraising

Scary by Marco Mazzei from Flickr

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.

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.

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 […]

23 February 2012

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Would you like to learn how to grade your boss? Here’s your checklist

Are you a nonprofit employee? Do you want a clear system to figure out if your nonprofit boss is doing right by your organization […]

26 October 2011

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 October 26, 2011
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Dear Reader… Can I make a confession to you?

Confessional

OK, Radical honesty time!

I’m not a catholic, but here’s my confession….

2 September 2011

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Are you managing up? Where does that come from?



Managing Up, How does it work?

Have you ever known a boss or a person in management who just seemed to be there by luck, not by skill or management ability?


11 July 2011

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 July 11, 2011
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6 ways you can be an effective nonprofit leader

Have you ever worked with a nonprofit leader that just would say NO to everything you suggested? Did you ever think, ‘Oh M. G. […]