How to get what you expect (and more) from your fundraising program

Rule 1 for nonprofit CEOs with visions of big gifts dancing in their heads: “Beware shopping for a development director when you are hungry—that is, when your organization is in desperate financial condition.” Rule 2 is like unto the first: “The notion that even a great development director can single-handedly pull an organization out of […]

Governance haiku

Number 1 Anticipation seated at the table, board members ready. Number 2 Motions caught in time, actions out of  inaction. The pace of board (bored) work. Number 3 Meeting adjourns, God’s purposes accomplished. Glorious agenda. Number 4 Meeting adjourns, proud board chair, exhausted executive. No damage done.