The Nonprofit Development Companion – Development and Fundraising are NOT Interchangeable [Book Review]

Nonprofit Development Companion

The Nonprofit Development Companion: A Workbook for Fundraising Success (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) has a wealth of information which I have recently found helpful in crafting a fundraising plan in light of the all encompassing development plan. This is because this book clearly delineates the differences between “development” and “fundraising.” While attending a recent […]

An Executive’s Guide to Fundraising Operations – not exclusively for executives [Book Review]

Executive Guide to Fundraising Operations

This book isn’t just another “how-to,” but includes perspectives from the field in the chapter titled “Decision Advice from the Field.” These contributions from practitioners in the field help bring additional context to the terms, concepts, and examples showcased elsewhere in the text.

Being Deliberate About Non-profit Organizational Culture

Joined Hands

I’ve been thinking about organizational culture for a few weeks now. Initially prompted by the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review and the discussion on collaboration, I was reminded about the impact of organizational culture again this week by a news report regarding an alleged culture of cheating in the Atlanta Public School system (APS).

Ethics Rapid-fire for Your Next Staff Meeting

Ethical lapses don’t have to happen. To help keep the discussion of ethics alive in your organization, here are some quick questions to use at your next staff meeting to start a meaningful conversation.

How to Build a Philanthropic Plan

play bricks

Over the past several months I have been participating in the mentoring program with my local chapter of AFP. The majority of the meetings with my mentee have focused on helping her articulate a case for support and building a philanthropic plan for the organization’s integrated strategic plan. To extend the value of the work […]