7 Fundraising Plan Must-Haves to Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

Creating a plan is the first step in the fundraising process that will help ensure that you’re successful. A plan will be like your road map for how to prepare for campaign, launch your fundraiser, and follow-up with donors afterwards. … Continue reading

Positive and Negative Aspects Of Each Communication Style

Here’s what you need to remember about the DISC model: The model doesn’t try labeling people; it only denotes the tendencies people have based on their predisposition – reserved vs. outgoing or people-oriented vs. task-oriented. The majority of people will … Continue reading

Distinguishing Preferences In Communication

Let’s look at the four basic behavior types and familiarize ourselves with the DISC model. The idea is to help us differentiate between the behavioral types. Based on the theory of the DISC Behavioral model, there are two factors that … Continue reading

How to Ensure Effective Communication

It’s extremely important that you master both good people and effective communication skills. These skills are necessary for ensuring that you can succeed in your personal and professional life. There are five steps that you learn that will help you … Continue reading

[News] Being a Catalyst and Taking a Stand – Nonprofit and Leadership News

Leadership and Fundraising News Roundup

Have you ever watched something happening you didn’t agree with? How did that feel? Did you decide to do something about it? For change to happen in the world. Someone needs to be the first one stand up and say … Continue reading

[News] Communicating Loss Avoidance to Encourage Change and other Nonprofit and Leadership News

Leadership and Fundraising News Roundup

It turns out, people are motivated more by loss than they are by vision or something we’ll gain. So many change initiatives focus on the vision, while what many people need is help seeing how the change will help avoid … Continue reading

[News] Preparing for the Unexpected and other Nonprofit and Leadership News

We’re living in an era of uncertainty. It’s really not a new thing. Every age and time has a hint of uncertainly. And we’ve likely all heard the old saying that the only thing constant is change. So really, the … Continue reading

Using Your Local Business Journal to Grow Your Non-Profit

Seeing our name in the paper became a regular occurrence. Several years ago I worked for a community health center in central Florida. One of the things staff kept on saying was that we were the best kept secret in … Continue reading

[News] Discomfort, Default Cultures and other Leadership and Nonprofit Blogs

Are you recruiting people just like you? Or are you seeing the value in diversity? It’s human nature to be most comfortable hanging out with people who are similar to us. Our beliefs aren’t challenged and we find ourselves not … Continue reading

[News] Nonprofit Sector Running at a Deficit for 10 Years

Do you find it as troubling as I do that the nonprofit sector has been running at an overall deficit ranging from 4 – 8% for the past several years? Perhaps some of this was just a result of dipping … Continue reading