Re-imagining Scarcity as Abundance

The impact of scarcity on the nonprofit sector is real. The pressures on executive directors and their teams; fundraisers and development officers are enormous. We share those pressures with managers and staff in a variety of ways. Often with great sincerity, a sense of vulnerability, and the best of intentions. But how is scarcity felt by our staff?
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Host committees = Strong Event Fundraising

You have planned many benefit events – but, they are never as successful as you had hoped. You do the lion share of the fundraising – every single year – and it is getting tiresome, and less and less effective …
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The Age Old Question – Should You Require a Board Give/Get?

This is a question our clients often grapple with – generally, the question comes about when a Board was formed before a Give/Get seemed critical – when passion, hard work, and commitment to the mission were priority. As time goes …
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Time to Align! Considering your organization’s values, mission, culture for the way forward (with link to Webinar!)

We talk a lot about mission. We talk about vision. We don’t talk about values often. Yet, value statements are critical even in the corporate setting. For nonprofits, our activities, integrity, and vision (i.e. values) for the world and future …
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Mmm… Making Meetings Meaningful (Again!): 3 Tips (Link to Webinar as well!)

Years ago, after a long day of facilitating meetings, I was having dinner with some of the meeting participants, and after a big sip of wine, I said, “Gosh, but I bet most of you just want to hit the …
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