Fund Development

Fundraising 365: Think Beyond #GivingTuesday

Nov 28, 2016 | Posted by in Fund Development | Comments Off on Fundraising 365: Think Beyond #GivingTuesday

I have never been a fan of #GivingTuesday. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for organizations looking for ways to diversify funding and increase their income, but I think this has become more of a trendy day and fundraising efforts can be strategically focused and targeted elsewhere. I am not the only one who is not a fan of #GivingTuesday. Brady Josephson wrote an interesting piece in Huffington Post in 2014 about how he hated #GivingTuesday. Now I won’t go that far, but IRead more …

Do you have E.D. PTSD?

Mar 21, 2015 | Posted by in Capacity Building, Fund Development, Leadership Development, Organizational Development | Comments Off on Do you have E.D. PTSD?

Recently, a colleague and I were catching up over coffee and swapping stories about our careers. As a previous leader of a non-profit (me) and a foundation (her), we both shared how we had no desire to run another organization anytime soon. Maybe never. We chuckled at the thought that we may suffer from some sort of post traumatic stress syndrome. But then we began to haveĀ  a serious conversation about the reasons why we felt this way. What was it about our previous experiencesRead more …