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Imagine the next 25 Years of Philanthropy
In its Winter 2018 issue, the AFP's publication Advancing Philanthropy invited me to write an article on what I see as the changes in the fundraising profession that we can expect in the next quarter century and beyond.
Nonprofit CEO Search: Do We Really Need a Search Committee?
A nonprofit CEO search committee will mean more phone calls, meetings, memos, and email blasts. But there are two excellent reasons to form and implement a search committee for your CEO search. Do you know what they are?
10 Tips for Writing Well-Worded Survey Questions
When you need data for planning and tracking, doing a survey might seem like an easy solution. Unfortunately, many surveys end up not being very useful. They get too few responses, biased responses, or irrelevant responses. You can increase the chances that your survey will get you useful results by making sure your survey questions are well-constructed. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind when creating your next survey.
Survey Findings: Heads of School Need to Work Harder on Fundraising
Based on a survey I conducted through my firm on behalf of the Southern Association of Independent Schools, heads of school need to put in 50 percent rather than 25 percent of their time in fundraising, among other changes that I recommend in this article for CharityChannel.
Vision Statement: Is Your Organization Playing the Right Melody?
I’m constantly surprised by leaders in organizations dismissing the importance of a clear, concise, and comprehensible vision statement as an essential tool for coordinating collaboration. It should be lucid, illuminating the core purpose the organization serves. It should be short – fifteen words max, preferably fewer. And it should be made up of words that are loaded with value and feeling. That’s what makes them understandable and sticky. You can remember them easily. They can refocus and align your hearts and heads quickly in the midst of distractions and disputes.