Nonprofit Sector

What You Should Know if You’re Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Before starting a nonprofit organization, you should understand that the 501(c)(3) designation is just that: a tax designation. It’s not a business model.  Why is that important? To be successful, you must understand that you’re starting a business. Getting into that mindset will help set you up for success.  Here [...]

Avoiding Unconscious Confirmation Bias In The Nonprofit Workplace

What is unconscious confirmation biasing? The term is defined as one group holding social stereotypes about certain other groups outside of any conscious awareness. It’s unintentional group think, a mixture of both seeking out conclusions which confirm what we already believe to be true and letting unconscious preconceptions direct how [...]

By |2021-07-08T12:59:52-04:00July 15th, 2021|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Sector|

A Tribute To Simone Joyaux

Tenacious, Intelligent, Resourceful, Passionate, Insightful, Caring, Determined, and Fun are among the hundreds of words used to describe my friend and mentor, Simone Joyaux, since her passing last week. Those words, and so many more beautiful thoughts and tributes about Simone, can be found on almost every fundraising blog, publication, [...]

By |2021-05-10T10:00:04-04:00May 11th, 2021|Life At Bloomerang, Nonprofit Sector|

When Looking to Diversify Your Development Office, Widen Your Lens

Have you noticed that when talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fundraising, the conversation frequently mentions the lack of suitable candidates of color? I’ve heard that to be a major gift officer you have to have access to people with money, be comfortable socializing with them, and speak [...]

Fundraisers: Don’t Look In Other People’s Wallets

Higher salary. Nicer car. An assistant. Perks.  Nonprofit C-level executives are compensated better than their coworkers. There is a definitely a wide wage gap between senior managers and fundraisers, program managers and those in the field. But does that automatically mean senior managers should be expected to donate at a [...]

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