Capital Campaign Leadership

Capital Campaign Leadership, this definition certainly applies to the leadership needed for a successful capital campaign. For a nonprofit organization, whether it is an educational institution, a hospital foundation, a community library, a YMCA, performing arts center or any of the many other types of groups that depend largely on private support for their continuity…

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What to Do When You Really Disagree with a Board Decision

Have you ever been in a situation where the board has made a decision that you think is very, very wrong, and will have severe negative consequences for the organization? Or where you think an important decision has been railroaded through? As a board member myself and something of a contrarian, I’ve found myself in…

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The Fundraising Physicians Toolkit

Building a Culture of Grateful Patients and Grateful Physicians The Grateful Patient model centers on patients who have experienced the expert care and treatment of your organization. But the entire process can be boiled down to one question: “How can I give back?” The following toolkit is a checklist to put in place once a…

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Don't Do It! Resist Temptation to Fix It Personally

If a man would win the heart of a woman, he will listen, and not try to fix it! –David G. Phillips   To provide the best leadership to her corporation (whether motivated for profit or not), a board chairman ought not to invade the purview of senior management by meddling in operational affairs.  For…

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Hiring for the Long Term

Most managers and senior executives would agree the task of hiring is one of the responsibilities with the most room for error in their organization. There are many reasons for this, including: Many managers simply do not interview often enough to become expert at this function. Many managers feel hiring is not as logical of…

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The Fundraiser’s Management Molecule

As development professional, you are the center, the nucleus of the group involved in the fundraising effort. You manage relationships in three directions: upward, laterally, and downward.

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