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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 […]

11 January 2012

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Do you want to sit on a nonprofit board?

If yes, then click on through to BoardNet. http://www.boardnetusa.org/public/home.asp If you need a little more WHY: Why would you want to sit on a […]

26 July 2011

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What does your board report look like?

Here’s where I get all “Transparency rocks!” And show you one of my board reports. Also, if you want to rebrand your nonprofit, you are going to love the Free Nonprofit Brand Report from Harvard University that I’m including here. You’re welcome.

14 July 2011

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8 June 2011

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Are you pressuring your board? Guest post by Alexandra Peters

Alexandra Peters is a nonprofit consultant, educator, writer, and believer in the profound importance of effecting social change in the not for profit sector. […]

3 May 2011

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How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Donors crave recognition and attention, most of all, AMIRITE?

21 April 2011

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Reader Questions: How can I get funding for a think tank?

I recently got an email from a reader asking me how I would fundraise for a think tank in a country that does not […]

13 April 2011

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Nonprofit Governance: What’s your flavor?

Fun Fact: I used to live in Korea, and while I was there, I learned about the many flavors ice cream can be in foreign countries. Such as Durian. Red bean. Kimchi. Lychee. Such variety!

Kimchi Ice Cream rat surprise!

So have you ever seen a board member go from board straight to executive director of the same charity, without any previous nonprofit experience?

As ice cream flavors go, I think that’s probably kimchi rat surprise.

14 February 2011

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Reader Questions: How can you get unrestricted funding?

darwin fish

Dear Mazarine,

Raising and managing millions annually through grants, but most of it is restricted to specific projects and we do want to increase our unrestricted/general operating funds (doesn’t everyone?) What would you suggest?”

8 February 2011

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Reader Questions: Bootstrap your nonprofit startup in 4 steps!

Hi Molly!

First off, I love that you’re helping women get wheels. When I worked in a domestic violence shelter, this is something that would hamper women in getting the services that they needed, whether baby-sitting, counseling, welfare, etc. A car can mean the difference between a job and no job, and between a woman having to return to an abuser or not. Thank you for recognizing this.

1 February 2011

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Fire the assholes, and company culture will change

Have you ever worked for a big corporation? Did you feel burned out on that lifestyle? What were some contributing factors, if so? Want […]

26 January 2011

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Forget about your board

beg your nonprofit board

If you’re fundraising for a small nonprofit, you have probably tried, over and over and over again, begging, cajoling, pleading with your board to fundraise. It’s probably causing you no small amount of frustration that they won’t do it.

15 December 2010

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8 ways to be a good board member

1. Show up to the meetings. 2. Learn about fundraising. If you don’t know anything, admit your ignorance and learn right now. 3. Convince […]

13 December 2010

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My interview with Michael Chatman, the Maverick Philanthropist, here!

For anyone who missed my interview with the Maverick Philanthropist, Michael Chatman last week, Here it is! Michael Chatman interviews Mazarine Treyz-Interview on 880 […]

19 November 2010

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Who is a major donor?

This is part two in a series of ten on major gifts for your nonprofit. To read part one, go here! What are major […]

17 November 2010

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Starting Your Major Gifts Program

This is part one in a series of ten on major gifts. What are major gifts? Gifts that make a significant difference for your […]

8 November 2010

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52 Ways to Fundraise

Here are 52 ways to fundraise, one for each week of the year! Of these, which ones do you think yield the most money? […]

15 June 2010

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Can We Trade Charity Futures?

Common Misconception: No one should seek to earn a profit in charity. Profitmaking is for the for-profit sector. -Dan Pallotta

10 June 2010

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Incoming Message from Captain Obvious

ALL MINORITY GROUPS ARE UNDERREPRESENTED AS NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS.