Recently, there have been a number of local job postings for Development Directors. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is no surprise as the turnover in this field is high. A few weeks ago, I talked with one Executive Director of a nonprofit that is still in its infancy. Luckily, she had the…

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Through this blog, I hope to provide you interesting perspectives, information, and inspiration. On a weekly basis, I find my own inspiration from leaders in the nonprofit field. If you don’t already follow this people, I would recommend that you check them out: Veritus Group – Richard and Jeff are the masterminds behind this consulting…

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While meeting with a potential client earlier this week, I was asked what I really love to do.  As someone who has often been in a one-stop-development-shop, I have done nearly every area of fundraising. But just like most people I have preferences and strengths. After reflecting on this question a bit, I can confidently…

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With many nonprofits starting their fiscal year on July 1, I thought it would be good to discuss budgeting. I know one executive director that loudly sighs when she talks about budgeting. Budgeting shouldn’t be a chore but an opportunity! Budgets reflect priorities. Think about that. Your budget tells the world – your board, staff,…

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