Now Hiring: AFP Director of Annual Giving

AFP Foundation for Philanthropy

Occasionally, folks send me job descriptions to seek assistance in finding an ideal candidate. A few days ago, Suzan Weihofen from the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, sent the following listing for the AFP Director of Annual Giving. Considering this is a fundraising position associated with a fundraising member organization, this is guaranteed as a very unique opportunity. To Apply: Send cover […]

Thoughts on Future and Current Board Members

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If you want to encourage a board culture that seeks out authoritative sources to help inform their governance role, you may want to consider giving a board member an article, blog post, or book (either physically, or on loan through an e-reader). Ask them to summarize the text at a future meeting. Here are some recommended resources….

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 […]

Questioning Diversity in Fundraising

diversity

Why don’t more nonprofits make an overt effort to incorporate diversity into their culture? Why doesn’t the topic of diversity come up when we talk about strategy at nonprofit staff meetings?

How to Build a Philanthropic Plan

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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 […]