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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you happy in your job at a charity? If so, stop reading. If you are ready to move on to a new […]
Are you a nonprofit employee? Do you want a clear system to figure out if your nonprofit boss is doing right by your organization […]
OK, Radical honesty time!
I’m not a catholic, but here’s my confession….
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?
Have you ever worked with a nonprofit leader that just would say NO to everything you suggested? Did you ever think, ‘Oh M. G. […]
RE:Philanthropy wrote this review of Dan Pallotta’s talk to the council on philanthropy, and I just want to shout, “FRABJOUS DAY!” So tell me, […]
Have you ever worked for a big corporation? Did you feel burned out on that lifestyle? What were some contributing factors, if so? Want […]
Where do you think the phrase “man up” comes from, and why do you think it references getting things done? If I were you, […]