Month: January 2021

professionals

Go Pro Or Go Home

Being professional does not mean being stilted or stodgy, but it does mean comporting oneself in a manner that dignifies the proposition being made to the donor. Whoever solicits for a worthy cause – be it a volunteer or a paid fundraiser – becomes the face of that cause to the donor.

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Sharing is Not Always Caring: 3 Considerations for Donors’ Contact Information

For better or worse, nonprofit organizations can and do share their mailing lists with other organizations. The decision to share or not is one that should not be taken lightly, and there are at least three major considerations that need to be addressed.

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4 Ways to Avoid Being an Absentee Leader

The most destructive, and unfortunately the most common kind of bad leader, is the absentee leader. That is, one who is psychologically absent from the role, and who regularly fails to show up in the way that is needed by the team. Left unchecked, absentee leadership fosters high rates of job dissatisfaction, turnover, role ambiguity, even mental health concerns. Here are four concrete steps one can take to avoid this particular pitfall.

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The CFRE: Worthwhile or Not? (Part 2 of 2)

I applaud what CFRE International is trying to do, as I believe in accountability for fundraisers. I also believe in accountability for the certification process, and if the CFRE is to grow in its recognition as an industry standard, and be taken seriously, then it must introduce greater rigor into the process.