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Michele Hickey

Executive Search for a Nonprofit CEO: Finding Top Candidates

Your executive search committee is ready for action. Key stakeholders have weighed in on the competencies needed in the next CEO. A detailed profile of the ideal candidate is in hand. Now what?

Dane Shumak

Trust, the Fake News Era, and Nonprofits

Just the words “fake news” are enough to send fingers a-Googlin’ to verify sources, or to find counter-arguments. Regardless of your political bent, as fundraisers we need to acknowledge the unbelievable impact this could potentially have on our institutions.

Linda McNay

How to Search for a Development Officer

The average tenure of a development officer is only fourteen months! Wouldn’t it be better if we could do a better job of matching expectations initially and save both parties a lot of time and money? Here's how.

Sophie Penney

Changing Your Nonprofit's Name and Maybe Even Its Brand

Is it time to change your nonprofit organization’s name and maybe even its brand?

Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE

Fundraising Vocabulary: Words I Hate

Have you ever explored the meaning of language – the importance of vocabulary – with your staff colleagues and your board members? Have you ever asked donors what language moves them – or erects barriers?

Zen and the Art of Fundraising: Being in the Moment

Some moments with donors are forever imprinted on our minds. I visited with donors in the greater Washington, DC area on September 11, 2001, when the terrorists struck. I can close my eyes and recall the scene as if it were last week...