Nonprofit Careers

Fundraising Conferences Need More Practitioner Presentations – Why Not You?

At many fundraising conferences, attendees say they would like to hear more from their peers sharing what works for them on the ground, in the trenches. The voices of practitioners are often under-represented on the roster. As a practitioner who has spoken many times at fundraising conferences and events, I’d [...]

By |2020-09-04T07:46:44-04:00September 4th, 2020|Nonprofit Careers, Nonprofit Conferences, Nonprofit Sector|

Now What? 5 Tips for Furloughed or Laid-Off Fundraisers

As generators of key revenue for nonprofits, fundraisers typically feel job security. There’s always more than enough work to be done, and the sense of juggling the work of what could be spread among two or three professionals may be overwhelming, but soothing in that your role feels critical. However, [...]

Here Be Dragons – How Nonprofits Can Deal With Risk & Uncertainty

It’s hard to imagine a time before GPS and Google Maps, even back before the days of those AAA maps for long car rides. But before automobiles and trains or Trans-Atlantic flight, cartography was as much a mystery as it was science. In 150, Ptolemy’s Geographia warned of mythical characters [...]

6 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Fundraiser

What is the toughest job in the world?  …Negotiating with a toddler? …Managing a board of directors? …Running a nonprofit? …Asking people for money? …Being a teacher, paramedic or police officer? Look, they’re all hard. I can personally vouch for the first four. Starting a nonprofit, running a nonprofit or [...]

Work From Home: Why & How Nonprofits Should Embrace It

In a recent Bloomerang webinar, one nonprofit leader asked an important question: What if working from home did not work out?  This person writes, “Working from home is something staff is requesting. Huge trust factor is necessary for this. The agency tried this once before and was burned (staff posted [...]

Want to Speak at a Nonprofit Conference? 8 Things I Wish I’d Known:

Have you ever wondered who these ‘expert’ speakers are that you see presenting at nonprofit conferences? How did they get in that position and how, when you’re ready to push yourself out of your comfort zone, can you get there? It’s not just about testing yourself and doing something different. [...]

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