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Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them
By Lilya Wagner on May 25, 2011 | One Comment
Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them

John is chief development officer of a medical school foundation.  The CEO of the foundation and CFO have met and discussed the budget, and he expected to be consulted about the amount of money he …

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Raise Money
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 3, 2010 | No Comment
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Raise Money

Review of At The Crossroads: Not-for Profit Leadership Strategies for Executives and Boards, by Philip Coltoff (Wiley)
Okay, so times are tough,  but that’s hardly an excuse for stepping back from the difficult work of fundraising  …

Book Review: Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding
By Tom Watson on November 22, 2010 | No Comment
Book Review: Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding

There are a lot of lessons in the new book Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding: Seven Principles to Power Extraordinary Results by cause marketing expert Carol Cone along with co-authors Jocelyne S. Daw, Kristian Darigan Merenda, and …

Book Review: The Networked Nonprofit
By Tom Watson on June 21, 2010 | 5 Comments
Book Review: The Networked Nonprofit

In my consulting work, I meet plenty of nonprofit leaders – development directors, board members, executive directors – who know they want to open their organizations to social media but lack the right blueprint. It’s …

Effective Telephone Fundraising: the Ultimate Guide to Raising More Money
By Susan Carey Dempsey on April 15, 2010 | No Comment
Effective Telephone Fundraising: the Ultimate Guide to Raising More Money

 I’m no more fond than most people of being solicited by phone at home, but I must confess that certain callers do keep me on the line longer and a really effective one will succeed …

Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide
By Susan Carey Dempsey on April 15, 2010 | One Comment
Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide

This book is just what it says, a helpful tool with supportive guides for the average fundraiser who is not necessarily the IT person on the team. Author Bill Connors, not surprisingly, has several years …

Book Review: Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Your Next Million
By Susan Carey Dempsey on February 2, 2010 | No Comment
Book Review: Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Your Next Million

You might add one new tool to that list: a small but helpful book that’s the latest in a series of one-hour, digestible reads: “How to Raise $1 Million (or More!) in 10 Bite-Sized Steps.” This guide is drawn from real life experiences by Andrea Kihlstedt, who has worked as a fundraising consultant for nearly three decades with scores of nonprofit organizations.

A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America
By Tom Watson on December 25, 2009 | No Comment
A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America

Rodney Jackson

Social Networks for Good: Authenticity Matters
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 11, 2009 | No Comment

Early communities on the web promoted more of a widespread free-for-all, an anonymous or pseudonymous experience; identities were free-flowing and indeed, much of the early online growth stemmed specifically from a user’s ability to guard …

The Nonprofit Sector: An Economic Engine
By Susan U. Raymond on December 4, 2009 | No Comment
The Nonprofit Sector: An Economic Engine

Nonprofits represent $1.1 trillion in annual economic spending, the third-largest portion of the economy after the wholesale and the retail trades. Nonprofits of all types represent about 10 percent of national employment, a portion that …

‘Hey, Santa, How About Some New Tools?’
By Susan Carey Dempsey on December 3, 2009 | No Comment

Thinking you may need some new strategies, or a better understanding of the challenging conditions facing nonprofits as well as other sectors of the economy?
Here’s a selection of new titles that professionals in the world …

Philanthropy in a Flat World: Inspiration Through Globalization
By Tom Watson on March 11, 2009 | No Comment
Philanthropy in a Flat World: Inspiration Through Globalization

Jon Duschinsky
ISBN: 978-0-470-45801-3
Hardcover
240 pages

The Big Book of Benefit Auctions
By Tom Watson on February 25, 2009 | No Comment
The Big Book of Benefit Auctions

Jay R. Fiske, Corinne A. Fiske

Effective Donor Relations
By Tom Watson on January 28, 2009 | No Comment
Effective Donor Relations

Janet L. Hedrick
ISBN: 978-0-470-04036-2
Paperback
246 pages

The New Form 990: Law, Policy, and Preparation
By Tom Watson on January 15, 2009 | No Comment
The New Form 990: Law, Policy, and Preparation

Bruce R. Hopkins, Douglas Anning, Virginia Gross, Thomas Schenkelberg

Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance, 3rd Edition
By Tom Watson on December 17, 2008 | No Comment
Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance, 3rd Edition

Bruce R. Hopkins, Jody Blazek

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