Pete Kimbis

Pete Kimbis

Pete Kimbis is an independent nonprofit consultant and grant writer.

Everything Is Perfectly Out of Control

Do you have a billion and one things on your mind? Is your way unclear? Are the problems in your organization happening because other people and other departments messed up big time? Do you and everyone else have long stories they can tell about everyone else and how all the chaos happened?

Social Service Organizations—Turn Staff Turnover on Its Head

The reality we must accept, and not bemoan, is that social service nonprofits cannot compete with for-profit corporate salaries and benefit packages. Social service employers would like to pay employees what they are worth. They would if they could...

Shock Your Donors This Year-End

At year-end, we are focused on that last push. December is a critical month. Take a moment to step away from the madness and gain perspective. Fundraising can be especially intimidating and discouraging for leaders of both new and small organizations...

Seeing with a Beginner’s Mind

Seeing problems or opportunities is a choice, but acknowledging reality is necessary for survival. You may see obstacles and limitations. Leave behind assumptions and look with the beginner's mind. We find what we look for and expect. Our experience colors our perspective...