Have you ever tried to write your appeal letter by committee? Did you ever regret that you let other people have input into your writing? Here’s what happens. You study your grand controls. You make sure that you take an appeal letter webinar, you interview that international and famous copywriter, you read books on how… [Keep Reading]
Does your board suffer from one of these lizard brain reactions?
Don’t ship on time. Late is the first step to never.
Procrastinate, cling that you need to be perfect.
Are you a nonprofit employee? Do you want a clear system to figure out if your nonprofit boss is doing right by your organization or not? Or are you a nonprofit board member? How do you provide oversight and make sure that your organization stays on track? Do you need a model to figure out… [Keep Reading]
Are you in a struggle to get your job done and being held back by a manager who just doesn’t GET what you do or why you do it? They might be displaying some of these bad management traits (I gleaned this list from Goldsmith’s “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”: 1…. [Keep Reading]
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 nonprofit board? Because you believe in the mission. But also, it’s a good way to move on up in your nonprofit career. Have you ever known an executive director who previously… [Keep Reading]
Yesterday I had this conversation with my friend, let’s call her Donna.
So you’re looking into making multiple streams of income for your nonprofit. You’ve got your events going. You’ve got your grants program going. You’ve got your appeal letter out. How ELSE can you make money for your nonprofit? Think about who you can partner with in a host-beneficiary relationship. This could be part of cause… [Keep Reading]
So Blue-Sky thinking is being overly optimistic. Grey sky thinking is rather less so. Nonprofits seem to sit on their own hands rather than take a risk with anything having to do with spending money. How do Charities engage in grey-sky thinking? Let me count the ways. 1. We’ve never had any money, and we… [Keep Reading]
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.
Have you ever worked with a nonprofit leader that just would say NO to everything you suggested? Did you ever think, ‘Oh M. G. I can’t take it anymore” and run out? Did you ever want to partner with other nonprofits but feel stymied because your organization wasn’t nimble enough to take advantage of opportunities… [Keep Reading]
First off, if you aren’t too busy at 4pm EST today, tune in to listen to my interview with Carmen Carrozza on AM 1490!
Here’s the link!
Ever had a peer who tried to renege on their obligation to do a task they’d promised to do for months? And then they didn’t want a consequence for their action? Okay, so let’s say this person promised to write a grant. And then, over and over, they didn’t do it. They made excuse after excuse. They might say, “Well, anyway, look at that thing over there!” And try to distract you to defuse your argument.