If you’re just joining us, last week I went to the RISE AUSTIN conference for entrepreneurs. It’s a free annual conference to help people […]
Be Able to Motivate
This is the number one thing. If you can do this, you can overcome bandwidth issues, and other organizational issues. It means more than just being nice. It means be able to give some people a reason to try harder for you.
What are you assuming about your donors? About your members and constituents? What are you assuming about the culture of people you are helping, versus the people you ask for support?
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
What is it? Asking someone for money in person. In-Person Asks are usually Major Gift asks. That means a larger sum of money than […]
What is it? Grantwriting is kind of what people think of when they think of development. This is only a small part of what […]
We’d all like to do more with less, especially now. How can you make your nonprofit more efficient? Ask yourself and those around you […]
Managing Others Development is a crucial department for any nonprofit organization. Not only are development staff tasked with getting all money for the organization, […]