Exactly…what is American First Policies?!

I am a concerned US citizen regarding our current leadership. I’ve worked in nonprofit management/fundraising for 20+ years and understand research. Tonight I saw an Ad for America First Policies and was curious as to its intent and purpose. Through some basic research I found the following:   https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-01-30/trump-advisers-start-america-first-policies-nonprofit (please note second to last paragraph … Continue reading Exactly…what is American First Policies?!

“Who Should Run The Development Committee?”

This question was posted recently on one of my LinkedIn Groups.  It caught my eye because most of the responses were very black and white (i.e. a voting board member) (click to view the discussion). I felt compelled to provide a different answer.  "It depends". Like human beings, no two NPOs are identical. Throw in Board Members, Volunteers and … Continue reading “Who Should Run The Development Committee?”

Developing a Common Language

The Development Professional and the Finance Professional of an organization need each other in order to be successful.  However, they can't communicate because each are speaking a different language. I started off my week with a wonderful meeting with on of my area's leading CPAs.   She was conducting research on the nonprofit sector, particularly … Continue reading Developing a Common Language

Nonprofits CAN Raise Money for Operations

"We can't raise money for operations.  Donors don't want to pay for salaries."  I have heard it all too often.  The well-connected, respected, influential (and often affluent) board member makes the statement that virtually kills the fundraising for an organization.  I know you've heard it too.I have a request of my fellow nonprofit fundraisers and executives.  … Continue reading Nonprofits CAN Raise Money for Operations

Impact vs. Super PAC

Enough is enough!  As a nonprofit professional dedicated to building successful, sustainable organizations via philanthropy, I hear the comments all too often.  I hear that donors want their donations to create positive impact.  I hear that benefactors don't want their money to dump into black holes.  I hear that accountability, care and intention must be adhered to.  And, I hear … Continue reading Impact vs. Super PAC