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20 09, 2016

How to Manage to the Vision: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing

By |September 20th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How to Manage to the Vision: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing

A favored business topic for me is leadership. And, within leadership, I believe in the big vision. But, I’ve seen managers out there who can’t find the path to delivering on vision. Great leaders understand how to manage to the vision. The best leaders I’ve seen understand that the only way to get that big [...]

5 07, 2016

Win Small to Win Big

By |July 5th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Win Small to Win Big

Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a bright and successful woman. We’ll call her Meg. By any measure, she’s successful. Meg has a great home in San Francisco. She works at a tech company that she loved–at one point, but where she no longer feels challenged. Meg has all of the [...]

7 06, 2016

Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

By |June 7th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

If you visit my offices or home, you’re going to find everything in order. I’m someone who wants to be surrounded in a pleasant environment. I believe it helps my thinking. I don’t understand how some people do it. They surround themselves with junk and clutter and then wonder why they physically, psychologically and emotionally [...]

21 04, 2016

How To Run An Effective Fundraising Campaign

By |April 21st, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How To Run An Effective Fundraising Campaign

fundraising One of the most important things any nonprofit needs is to raise money to support their programs. I always speak about having a big vision and, when possible, growing to scale. It always takes money to make these things happen. What’s great about fundraising in today’s world is that you don’t only [...]

14 03, 2016

How To Stay Motivated Every Single Day

By |March 14th, 2016|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on How To Stay Motivated Every Single Day

Staying motivated every single day takes work. Let’s face it, there’s no magic formula, but there are steps you can take to be motivated. We’re bombarded with motivational images and copy every day, but how can you stay motivated consistently? How can you stay focused and on the path each day? In life, people can [...]

16 02, 2016

5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

By |February 16th, 2016|blog, branding, development|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

 Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by Dolma Beresford, IFC Group Have you ever considered crowdfunding as a viable fundraising activity for your organisation, but didn’t know where to start? Here are five top tips to getting started. Start With Your Own Network To make a crowdfunding project successful [...]

1 02, 2016

How to Quit Doing a Job You Hate and Move On

By |February 1st, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How to Quit Doing a Job You Hate and Move On

The alarm blares. You wake up and are groaning knowing that in a few hours you’ll be spending your day in a dead-end job that you hate. You may even have a boss who makes your life impossible. Your blood pressure is through the roof. Your cholesterol is out of whack. You wrestled with sleep [...]

21 01, 2016

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

By |January 21st, 2016|blog, branding, personal|Comments Off on 5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

In 2013 CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund produced a report entitled Under Developed: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. It shook the social sector. It proved what many people suspected. It focused on the exceptionally high turnover of development professionals. It also explained the contributing reasons for this situation. [...]

4 01, 2016

Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

By |January 4th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

Here we are in the first week of a brand new year. For most people it’s typically a good week. You still feel the turkey and ham hangover from the holidays. You’re enjoying the new toys you and your children received as gifts. You’re also basking in the glow of new opportunity. You say to [...]

28 05, 2015

Do Your Passion and Dreams Really Matter?

By |May 28th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Do Your Passion and Dreams Really Matter?

Today, I was scrolling through the news and articles on the Internet. I scrolled through headlines about passion and following your dreams. I paused and thought a little more about it. It’s pretty easy to advocate for following your passion and your dreams, when you’re actually doing it. But, there’s another side to this idea. [...]