You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community

$39.95

YOU and Your Nonprofit
Norm Olshansky and Linda Lysakowski, Editors

You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community

$39.95

YOU and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community has been written for those who want to learn more about the nonprofit sector or improve their knowledge and skills related to nonprofit leadership, management and fundraising. Peer-reviewed articles selected for inclusion in this book have been contributed by nationally known experts within the nonprofit sector. 

 

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You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community has been written for those who want to learn more about the nonprofit sector or improve their knowledge and skills related to nonprofit leadership, management and fundraising. Peer-reviewed articles selected for inclusion in this book have been contributed by nationally known experts within the nonprofit sector.

You and Your Nonprofit:

  • Explores planning issues that are often a challenge to nonprofit organizations.
  • Provides models for improvement of management, governance and leadership.
  • Presents best practices related to the science and art of fundraising.
  • Addresses many of the day-to-day issues that confront nonprofit leaders and professionals.
  • Provides practical and replicable problem-solving suggestions.

This is surely the book I wish I had decades ago.
—Bob Carter, Chair-elect, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Forty-three contributing authors at the top of their game share their hard-won expertise in this easy-to-read, down-to-earth book. In his foreword, Bob Carter, Chair-elect, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), writes, “This is surely the book I wish I had decades ago.” The contributing authors cover a variety of subjects. You will learn about planning issues relating to governance, fundraising, administration and marketing. You will learn about leadership, and other topics as well. The editors’ goal is for you to enjoy reading about nonprofit management, leadership and fundraising and in the process learn ways to add value to your own work as someone who is, or will be, engaged in the nonprofit sector.

Because the contributing authors are members of the CharityChannel professional community, you may connect with them via their respective CharityChannel pages, enabling you to ask questions, engage in a dialog, obtain more information, and tap into additional resources that will help you.

This book has been written for YOU!

Norman Olshansky

Norman Olshansky is president of NFP Consulting Resources. His consulting practice focuses on planning and onsite counsel/direction for multi-organization collaborative capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations. He has over thirty years of professional and executive level leadership and consulting experience within both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. His clients have included both large and small service, health, cultural and faith-based organizations ranging from local and national health care companies, to military and law enforcement agencies. He has consulted for nonprofit entities throughout the U.S., Canada and Israel.

Norman has a master’s degree in social work, and has received national recognition for his work in human service and executive leadership. For many years he served in executive level positions with Jewish communal organizations. He is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was named Social Worker of the Year by the Oakland County, Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. A frequent lecturer at universities, he has also published a syndicated column, is a national book reviewer and leader for CharityChannel, and is active as a volunteer in several civic, religious and professional organizations.

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRELinda Lysakowski, ACFRE, is graduate of Alvernia University and AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, receiving the designation Master Teacher for the latter. She is one of one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. Linda is the president of Linda Lysakowski, LLC, dedicated to inspiring creativity and philanthropy.

In her twenty plus years as a philanthropic consultant, Linda has managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 26,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Egypt, and most of the fifty United States.

Linda is the author of a number of titles published by CharityChannel Press, the publishing imprint of the CharityChannel professional community:

Fundraising as a CareerFundraising is one of the hottest careers in the United States. So no, you are definitely NOT crazy! It is also probably one of the least understood careers, sometimes even by those who are in it. Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy? was written to enlighten anyone who wonders about a career in fundraising, wants to advance in their mid-stream fundraising career, or hire a development person onto staff. The book gives you an insider’s view that will equip you for success. It helps you examine the many possibilities in the field of development and assess whether you have the right skills, personality, and enthusiasm for the job.

Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to KnowCapital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know is a practical, down-to-earth guide that will take the “pain” out of your capital campaign. Is your organization considering a capital, endowment, or other major fundraising campaign? Do you work for or serve on the board of a nonprofit that is thinking about or ready to launch a capital campaign? Many organizations launch campaigns that disrupt the annual giving program, drain the staff, and fail to reach their goals for a number of reasons discussed by Linda in the book.

Raise More Money from Your Business Community: A Practical Guide to Tapping into Corporate Charitable GivingRaise More Money from Your Business Community: A Practical Guide to Tapping into Corporate Charitable Giving is based on research and practical experience that will enable you to raise more money from your business community. It will help you:

  • Identify the types of businesses likely to give
  • Communicate with business leaders in a more compelling manner
  • Involve volunteers from the business world in your fundraising activities
  • Understand why businesses support their local communities and why some organizations are successful in their approaches to businesses and others are not.
  • Reach beyond event sponsorship as a way to involve the business community.
  • Understand the corporate/foundation relations fallacy and why it often does not work.
  • Learn the secrets used by successful nonprofits when asking for money from businesses.
  • Involve your board members in developing their business network for your organization.
  • Plan an annual business appeal.

The Leaky Bucket: What's Wrong with Your Fundraising and How You Can Fix it, by Ellen Bristol and Linda Lysakowski, ACFREEven some of the finest fund development programs have leaks—pockets of inefficiency that, left unaddressed, will continue to reduce the support the nonprofit organization receives from its fundraising program. The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong with Your Fundraising and How You Can Fix, coauthored with Ellen Bristol, is a groundbreaking book that shows you how to find the leaks and plug them quickly and effectively. This book is a must-read for every nonprofit fundraiser, senior executive, and board member. Raising money is truly mission critical. The authors detail every area where your agency can improve results, not just for today but for year after year after year.

YOU and Your Nonprofit BoardIn YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs, Linda joins a star-studded cast of collaborators assembled  from the CharityChannel professional community by editor Terrie Temkin. This remarkable board volume that delivers the wisdom of the nonprofit world’s leading practitioners, researchers, and provocateurs. This easily-digestible book is a must for board directors and anyone who is interested in effective nonprofit leadership. The focused, short essay format makes it easy for the reader to absorb the authors’ thinking on a variety of topics: some traditional—such as board member roles and responsibilities, recruitment, meeting management, and evaluation—and others not so much. For instance, you’ll find articles on coaching for directors, the value of conversation, and several new structures for governance.

YOU and Your NonprofitLinda served as the coeditor, along with Norman Olshansky, and contributing author of You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community. It was written for those who want to learn more about the nonprofit sector or improve their knowledge and skills related to nonprofit leadership, management and fundraising. Peer-reviewed articles selected for inclusion in this book have been contributed by nationally known experts within the nonprofit sector.

The Nonprofit Consulting PlaybookLinda and Susan Schaefer, both successful nonprofit-sector consultants in their own right, coedited The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Fielda first-of-its-kind insight into the everyday lives of consultants to the nonprofit sector. This collection of firsthand contributions from some of the most respected consultants in the nonprofit sector takes the reader on a journey that spans a consultant’s professional life—from the decisions that formed the business to a detailed set of options for winding it down.

 

Fundraising for the GENIUS, Second EditionLinda is also the author of the first book written for For the GENIUS Press, also an imprint of CharityChannel. Whether you are a “newbie” to fundraising, an experienced fundraiser concerned about shrinking funding sources, or want to become a fundraising “superstar,” Fundraising for the GENIUS will give you the answers you need to succeed. Learn how to develop an integrated fundraising program that allows you to leverage your human and financial resources to create a strong organization. Why do we call this book a GENIUS book? Thomas Edison famously said:

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
—Thomas Edison

Reading this For the GENIUS book shows that you have the inspiration to master the art and science of fundraising. Linda helps you with the perspiration part by showing you how to dramatically increase your fundraising results by employing tried-and-true methods used by the most successful nonprofits and institutions.

In additional, Linda is author of:  Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers, The Development Plan,  and The Matriarch (a novel). She is a contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study—It’s Not About the Money, and coauthor of  The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook, and Your New Donor.

Helen B. Arnold, CFRE is President of Arnold Olson Associates, a firm that provides fund development consulting services for nonprofit organizations. Helen has received the Outstanding Professional Fundraiser award from the Eastern Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She currently serves on several national AFP committees. She is also a principal at Clearly Compliant, a company that offers state registration services for nonprofit organizations.

Ken Berger joined Charity Navigator in 2008 after almost thirty years experience working in the charitable nonprofit sector. He has held leadership positions at a variety of human service and health care agencies, both large and small, and has operated programs serving the homeless and the disabled, among many others.

Teri S. Blandon, CFRE holds a masters degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne College. She works for WETA TV/FM where she secures grants, online services and capital needs. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Grant Professionals Association, and serves on GPA’s national board of directors.

Jesse Bowen is a trainer, speaker and is currently co-owner of JAZ Training and Facilitation. She has over twenty years experience working with and developing people as a counselor, trainer, and volunteer resource manager. She has authored articles on training and development, grief and loss, volunteers, and building a training coalition. Jesse can be contacted through www.jaztraining.ca.

Steven Bowman is a director of Conscious-Governance.com online resources, based in Melbourne, Australia. He is sought after by nonprofits globally as an expert adviser on conscious leadership, governance, strategic innovation, and awakening the power of strategic awareness within nonprofit organizations. Steven may be contacted at www.conscious-governance.com, steven@conscious-governance.com.

Jana Braswell has managed initiatives for governmental as well as non-profit organizations. She is currently employed with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services coordinating Cross Systems Mapping workshops across Virginia. Previously she worked for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services implementing Evidence-Based Practices. She holds a Masters Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Undergraduate Degree from Antioch College.

Heather Burton, product marketing director for Sage North America’s Nonprofit Solutions business, has been involved in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade. Burton currently serves as past board president for the BookSpring organization in Austin, Texas. In her five-year board tenure, Burton has helped manage through a merger, re-branding, and the building of a highly functional and engaged board.

Linda Gatten Butler, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S, is President of Butler Consulting, serving nonprofits primarily in the Miami Valley of Ohio. She is the founding President of the Miami Valley Ohio Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association and serves on the national board. Her article, “Getting Your Organization Grant Ready,” appeared in the Grant Professionals Association Journal.

For more than thirty years, George Colabella has worked closely with a number of charitable organizations, both as a development and nonprofit management professional. With graduate degrees in both Psychology and Business Administration, he combines analytic skills with an insight into the special nature of the philanthropic community. He is the author of numerous articles, frequent guest lecturer, and workshop leader. He continues to provide pro bono assistance to select groups and sits on several boards.

Marion Conway is a recognized expert in strategic planning, board development and technology/social media. She is a popular speaker, facilitator and workshop presenter. Marion holds bachelors and masters degrees from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is an active member of two nonprofit boards. Visit Marion’s blog at http://marionconwaynonprofitconsultant.blogspot.com.

Monique Cuvelier started building websites back in 1994. She’s now CEO of Boston-based e-learning and web development company Talance, Inc. (www.talance.com). Monique frequently talks and writes about the web and technology. Her articles have appeared in Wired News and NTEN. She’s the author of a book on Internet research, and has contributed to many other book projects. Monique has also been quoted in Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal.

Pamela E. Davis is the founder, president and CEO of the member companies of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group. Together these 501(c)(3)tax-exempt insurers provide property/casualty insurance for more than 10,000 nonprofits in twenty-six states and DC. For more information, visit www.insurancefornonprofits.org.

Lynne T. Dean, CFRE is Managing Associate of Dean and Associates, a Texas full-service nonprofit consulting company. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she has more than twenty years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and marketing. She has worked with a wide range of local and national nonprofits in Texas and beyond. You can reach her by email at lynne@deanofdevelopment.com.

Amy Eisenstein, MPA, ACFRE is the owner of Tri Point Fundraising a full-service consulting firm for nonprofit organizations. She is the author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop, a book in the In the Trenches Series published by CharityChannel Press. She has a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management from the NYU and her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. Amy can be reached through her website at www.tripointfundraising.com.

Jill Friedman Fixler has over thirty years of experience and is a nationally known leader recognized for her innovative approaches to re-inventing, re-engineering, and re-vitalizing nonprofit and public sector organizations.  She is a trainer, facilitator, public speaker, and coach with nonprofits throughout the United States and Canada. Jill has authored two books on volunteer engagement and can be reached through her website at www.JFFixler.com.

John R. Frank, CFRE is Founder/President of The Frank Group, a consulting firm that presents a holistic and relational approach to serving non-profit organizations. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership in the Emerging Culture and a MA in Philanthropy and Development. He has authored articles on stewardship, development and leadership. He has also authored two books, The Monthly Partner and The Ministry of Development.

Nathan Garber has distinguished himself for thirty years as an innovative leader in the nonprofit sector, serving as executive director, board member, and fundraiser for a number of internationally recognized organizations. In recent years, he has been a national consultant and trainer. He also served as the founding editor of CharityChannel’s Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review. Visit his website at http://garberconsulting.com.

Jane Garthson provides governance, ethics, social responsibility, strategic planning and community building consulting services through the Garthson Leadership Centre. She is a past editor of Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review for CharityChannel. She is author of the monthly ethics column for CharityVillage; and is active with several professional associations. She has been recognized for her work throughout Canada and the U.S.

President of Cause & Effect Inc., Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE is a nationally known speaker, columnist and consultant advising nonprofits on organization development, strategy and governance. She is author of many articles and two books, including How am I doing? a popular guide to evaluating the nonprofit board. She shares her tools, provocative articles and lessons learned at www.ceffect.com and Twitter @gaylegifford.

Ernie Ginsler, M.S.W. brings over twenty-five years’ experience in community development, human services planning, and community capacity building to bear on today’s most challenging community issues. He works with community organizations, donors, and governments in such areas as homelessness, hunger, community research, and multi-sector coordination and collaboration, to help bring out the best in community service agencies, local businesses, and government programs.

Margaret Guellich, CFRE has thirty years of fundraising experience and has been Director, Annual Giving for RFB&D. Previously Margaret led Catholic Relief Services direct marketing $55 million program and its selection as Non-Profit of the Year. She is Executive of the Year 2000 for DC’s AFP Chapter In 2001 she was named the Women’s Direct Response Group’s Woman of the Year and selected as one of the twelve “Most Powerful Women in Direct Marketing.” Margaret is an internationally known speaker.

Ted Hart, ACFRE is an expert in both online and traditional fundraising. His consulting and speaking skills are sought after internationally on topics related to nonprofit strategy and board/volunteer development both online and offline. He serves as CEO of Hart Philanthropic Services. He was Founder of the ePhilanthropy Foundation and is an author and editor of many articles and books including, People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities. His two new books are: Internet Management for Nonprofits and The Nonprofit Guide to Going Green.

Jane Hexter, President of GrantsChampion, has written more than sixty successful proposals and has raised over $28 million for education institutions and human service agencies throughout the U.S. She served on the National Board of the Grant Professionals Association, was a Subject Matter Expert for the Grant Professionals Certification Institute and has served on peer review panels for New York State and the U.S. Department of Education.

Mary Hiland, Ph.D. is an independent nonprofit governance consultant with over thirty-five years experience in the sector, including executive and board service. Mary is a researcher and published author with a Ph.D. focused on nonprofit leadership and governance. She has extensive experience working with boards and executives to build their partnership and maximize the board’s value. Contact her at mary@hiland-assoc.com.

Tammy Holland holds a masters degree in public affairs from the University of Texas and an undergraduate degree in social work. She works at the Texas Youth Commission administering its volunteer services department. She is frequently asked to speak at conferences and share her experience of engaging the community and mobilizing volunteers to achieve organizational success. Contact Tammy at tammyvega1165@gmail.com.

Bonnie Koenig is president of the consulting practice Going International which works with organizations on developing or expanding their international engagement. She is the author of the book Going Global for the Greater Good: Succeeding as Nonprofit in the International Community. She can be reached by e-mail at bonnie@goinginternational.com.

Stacy Lewis is a partner in Sector Brands, a Denver-based social purpose branding firm that helps organizations leverage the power of branding and marketing to become dynamic forces for social good. She is a twenty-year veteran in the world of marketing, strategic planning, branding and creative program development. Stacy can be reached at stacy@sectorbrands.com.

Joyce Luhrs is president of Luhrs & Associates. She works with nonprofits and businesses to increase their visibility and revenues through creative marketing, targeted public relations campaigns, grants research, proposal development, and written products. She received degrees from Oberlin College and Columbia University. She can be reached at info@luhrsandassociates.com.

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, is one of one hundred people worldwide to hold the coveted Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. She is an internationally recognized speaker, having trained more than 26,000 professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Egypt, Bermuda, and Mexico. Linda is the author of a dozen popular books on fundraising, including Fundraising for the GENIUS; Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?; Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know; Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign; Raise More Money from Your Business Community; The Development Plan; Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers; and co-editor of YOU and Your Nonprofit and The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook; co-author of The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook, as well as contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study and YOU and Your Nonprofit Board. She has also authored three booklets in AFP’s Ready Reference Series and has been published in more than a dozen magazines and periodicals. In her consulting practice, she has helped organizations raise more than $50 million and has helped hundreds of nonprofits improve their fundraising programs.

Stephen C. Nill, J.D., GPC is the founder and CEO of CharityChannel, established in 1992 as a community of nonprofit sector professionals who work together to advance philanthropy. He also founded CharityChannel Press, the publishing arm of CharityChannel and the publisher of the In the Trenches™ series of books, of which this book is a part. He is a practicing attorney with thirty years experience advising nonprofit organizations and educational institutions. He has also served as chief development officer of a large west coast university, as CEO of a large healthcare foundation, as senior vice president of a west coast nonprofit hospital chain, and as the co-founder and development director of a thriving parachial school.

Michael J. Nizankiewicz, Ph.D., CAE has over thirty-eight years of association executive leadership and organization development experience. He is a principal of Association Transition Management and an affiliated consultant with Transition Management Consulting. He received his Ph.D. in business management from LaSalle University, his Master of Arts degree in voluntary agency management from Central Michigan University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College.

Caroline Oliver has over thirty years experience working with boards and is a highly trained specialists in the Policy Governance approach to purposeful, effective and ethical board work. She is Managing Editor of the Jossey Bass journal Board Leadership as well as author of three books and founder and Chair of the International Policy Governance Association. Further background information about Caroline and Policy Governance can be found at www.goodtogovern.com.

Norman Olshansky is president of NFP Consulting Resources. His consulting practice focuses on planning and onsite counsel/direction for multi-organization collaborative capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations. He has over thirty years of professional and executive level leadership and consulting experience within both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. His clients have included both large and small service, health, cultural and faith-based organizations ranging from local and national health care companies, to military and law enforcement agencies. He has consulted for nonprofit entities throughout the U.S., Canada and Israel. Norman has a master’s degree in social work, and has received national recognition for his work in human service and executive leadership. For many years he served in executive level positions with Jewish communal organizations. He is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was named Social Worker of the Year by the Oakland County, Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. A frequent lecturer at universities, he has also published a syndicated column, is a national book reviewer and leader for CharityChannel, and is active as a volunteer in several civic, religious and professional organizations.

Robert M. Penna holds a Ph.D. from Boston University. After serving on the staff of the New York State Senate, he joined the Rensselaerville Institute as a senior consultant. He designed the prototype for the United Nations’ results reporting system, and has written numerous articles on local government and nonprofit performance. He is the author of Outcome Frameworks, and of The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox. He also serves on the advisory board of Charity Navigator.

Charles J. Reynolds, A.B., M.A., has been responsible for raising millions of dollars, serving as President of a United Way and Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts at Marywood University. He was recognized as “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” and completed the National AFP Faculty Training Academy. He has additional training at the Executive Management Program, Harvard University, and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Program, Northwestern University.

Andy Robinson (www.andyrobinsononline.com) has provided training and consulting to nonprofits in forty-seven states and across Canada. He specializes in the needs of grassroots organizations working for human rights, social justice, environmental conservation, and community development. Andy is the author of four books, including Big Gifts for Small Groups.

Lisa Kay Schweyer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master of Public Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. With over twenty years of experience, her career includes starting/revitalizing programs and fundraising. Lisa Kay consults and teaches nonprofit management, governance, volunteerism and marketing. She also volunteers with the Pennsylvania Association of NonProfit Organizations. Contact: LKSchweyer@gmail.com.

Patricia A. Smith is president of Management Strategies. She has a Masters Degree in Community Services Administration from Alfred University. In her consulting capacity, she has served as interim director of six different nonprofit organizations, helping them through the transition and facilitating the hiring of a new director. She has extensive voluntary board service with both local and state organizations. She provides board training, strategic planning facilitation and organizational development consulting. Visit Pat’s blog at www.management-strategies.net.

Beth Steinhorn has twenty-five years’ experience as a consultant, lecturer, executive, marketing director, trainer, evaluator, and program director. Beth has also edited and published many articles and books, including co-authoring Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Facilitator’s Tool Kit. As a Senior Strategist with JFFixler Group, Beth specializes in training, volunteer engagement, marketing, communications, and research and can be reached through her website at www.JFFixler.com.

The editor of YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community (CharityChannel Press, 2013), and a founding principal of the international consulting firm CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc., Dr. Terrie Temkin is considered a thought leader by her colleagues. She is a cocreator of the new governance framework, Community-Engagement Governance™. A prolific writer, her work can be found throughout the world in books, journals, blogs, and her popular column, “On Nonprofits.” Terrie also teaches nonprofit governance at Florida Atlantic University.

Andrew Urban has spent more than eleven years working directly with nonprofit organizations. Andrew currently works as Head of Sales and Business Development for FirstGiving. Additionally, he ran his own private nonprofit consultancy, Your Mission, and worked for Serenic Software, Kintera and Convio. His first book was published in May 2010 entitled The Nonprofit Buyer: Strategies for Success from a Nonprofit Technology Sales Veteran. He has an undergraduate degree from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Shelley Uva has more than thirty years experience in development and communications. She is a contributor to CharityChannel’s Grants and Foundations Review since 2002, co-author of The United States in the Making, and author of two short story collections: At the Lost and Found and Time Flies. She is a graduate of Boston University (B.A.) and New York University (M.A.).

Reid A. Zimmerman, Ph.D., CFRE has thirty years of nonprofit experience as an executive director, fundraiser, board member, strategist, coach and evaluator. He teaches Nonprofit Leadership/Management in the graduate schools of Hamline, Capella and St. Thomas Universities. Since 1987 RAZimmerman Consulting has worked with thousands of nonprofit leaders and organizations. Dr. Zimmerman’s research focuses on nonprofit organizational effectiveness. Contact Reid at zimmerm@ecenet.com or 320-358-3583.

You’ll know an In the Trenches book not just by its cover, but by the author’s fun, upbeat writing style. But don’t be fooled by its down-to-earth approach and ample use of sidebars. In the Trenches books are authoritative and cover what a beginner should know to get started and progress rapidly, and what a more experienced nonprofit-sector practitioner needs to move forward in the subject.

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