Harvard Business Review

More Foundation CEOs Start to Tweet
August 26, 2011

While it certainly hasn’t reached a tipping point, the number of foundation chief executives using Twitter is growing — slowly.

Jeffrey Raikes, chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, started tweeting last month. His boss, Bill Gates, has been on Twitter since January 2010.

James Knickman, head of the New York State Health Foundation, signed on recently. Alberto Ibarguen of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are tweeting their way to significant numbers of "followers."

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models
March 6, 2009

For-profit executives use business models—such as “low-cost provider” or “the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe and understand the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives, to their detriment, are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now

Everybody’s Doing It: Tips for Healthy Nonprofit Collaborations
March 6, 2009

Do you desire a beneficial partnership? Do you dream of having a partnership that will “get your organization’s name out there” in a good way? Are you looking to collaborate to increase your resources? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone.

Recruiting and Retaining the Best and Brightest
January 1, 2005

For the past 27 years, I’ve been recruiting senior-level development professionals and training younger, aspiring individuals to be fundraising consultants and executive recruiters in the nonprofit world.

In all my years of consulting with nonprofit leaders and their boards, I’ve learned that finding and holding on to great talent is no easy feat, yet it’s one of the most pivotal factors contributing to an organization’s success in fundraising.