[News] Planning for Success and other Leadership and Nonprofit Blogs

news-roundupDo you have a plan to help you accomplish your next goal? Whether it’s business, life or fundraising success we’re looking for, a plan will increase your chances of success. Below, there’s an article from Stanford Social Innovation Review that talks more about this.

If you’re wanting to put together a fundraising plan and are not sure about where to start, or you would like another set of eyes on it please let me know – and check out my website for more information about how I can help.

Happy reading!


Leadership and Nonprofit News Roundup

LEADERSHIP

canstockphoto7867487How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders  | Harvard Business Review

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to nurture their talent?

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP

canstockphoto17662095 (1)5 Conversations the Nonprofit Sector Should Have | Social Velocity

Change is certainly happening within the nonprofit sector and the philanthropy that funds it. But… more could emerge from honest and transparent conversations about what is holding the social change sector back. There are some key hurdles facing the sector, and we have no hope of finding solutions to those challenges unless we start some no holds barred conversations, like…

Short On Cash, Cities And States Consider Taxing Nonprofits | Huffington Post

City and state officials in other parts of the country, including Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey, also are questioning whether they can continue to allow wealthy schools like Yale, or big nonprofit hospitals, to remain off tax rolls while they scramble for money to pay for police, fire, streets and other infrastructure and services. In some cases, they are looking for ways of taxing what until now have been tax-exempt sacred cows.

FUNDRAISING PLANNING

FPBenchmarking Individual Donors | Stanford Social Innovation Review 

Leaders that keep a focus on their organization’s donor retention rate have a good chance of succeeding at fundraising, but the real secret to fundraising success is not a secret at all. This year’s report confirmed that if you want to raise money from individuals, you need a fundraising plan.

Your donors need this. And you can give it to them. | Wild Woman Fundraising

Unfortunately, for most of our nonprofits, even the large ones, we are not giving people satisfying endings (or beginnings). We are not helping them feel as if their lives matter more. This is, as Lynn Twist says, a sacred mission that we have as fundraisers. This is what makes fundraising a calling-when we give people a chance to have more meaning in their lives.

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