Lead for Success
He very passively shared the ideas — that he had cast as an exciting big vision with me — and then just let the discussion ramble. The bottom line: The board wasn't interested in being challenged or in stepping up. It had a very comfortable situation right now, thank you. He had clear paths around these obstacles; we had even discussed them. But he was silent.
Looking for Jeff? You'll find him either on the lake, laughing with good friends, or helping nonprofits develop to their full potential.
Jeff believes that successful fundraising is built on a bedrock of relevant, consistent messaging; sound practices; the nurturing of relationships; and impeccable stewardship. And that organizations that adhere to those standards serve as beacons to others that aspire to them. The Bedrocks & Beacons blog will provide strategic information to help nonprofits be both.
Jeff has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board.