Having had the opportunity to work with nonprofits that hit huge growth periods and those that wanted to and talked about it but could never achieve that takeoff, I offer the following observations.
This week, as I transition into my new position as interim executive director at Save the Chimps, we're talking about change — its inevitability; its power to invoke fear; and ultimately, our power to overcome that fear, ride out the transition and embrace any brave, new worlds that result from it.
Board members are a crucial part of any nonprofit organization's success. When they "get it," it makes for a fabulous relationship with the development team that benefits the organization and, ultimately, its cause. But when they don't … well, it ain't pretty.
The Jo Show hits the road to New Orleans this week as our intrepid Hullabaloo-er talks about the importance of having a plan.
The costume department at FundRaising Success has gone all out to bring you today's installment. Jo, er ... Alex Trebek puts Integral's Jim Emlet and Kevin Moran through their paces with a quick bonus round of Data Jeopardy. No wonder the score is 0 - 0; no one seems to know how to answer in the form of a question!
Ever want to cuddle up with a fundraiser? Here's your chance. This week, we talk to fundraising pros about what keeps them up at night. Scary stuff.
In this week's installment, Jo Sullivan talks about picking the consultant that's right for you. Do you need a dictator, pontificator or collaborator? Doesn't matter ... Jo gives you insight into all three.
FundRaising Success Editorial Advisory Board Co-Chair Jo Sullivan introduces her new FundRaising Success video blog, Hump Day Hullabaloo, which runs Wednesdays starting March 6, 2013, at fundraisingsuccessmag.com. Be sure not to miss a single episode by signing up for the free Today in Fundraising e-letter at fundraisingsuccessmag.com/links/todayinfrsignup/
In some cases, the nonprofit sector is as siloed as any other industry. And it’s natural! If you hire a direct-response or media- and corporate-relations expert, by default that’s what she does. It takes a special charity, leader or advocate within the marketing teams to fight to connect the dots. But when you have a few successes under your belt, it can be magic.
Since my move from client to agency, I've become something of an unofficial therapist for folks looking for perspectives from "the other side." Here are a few of the questions I've been asked. Any of them sound familiar?
As with anything, moving from a nonprofit to an agency came with some surprises. So for any of you considering making a move from one side to the other, here are some words of learning from somebody who did.