All Hail the Development Director

I am not a fundraising professional, nor would I ever want to be, although I have been raising funds since high school. If I am passionate about a nonprofit, I am all in, helping to bring in money to support that organization. But as an executive director (my paying job) and board member (my volunteer job), I want—no, I need—to be guided by a fundraising professional in the work of raising funds and ensuring organizational sustainability.

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Social Media Smashing Your Face In?

I remember the first time the call went out that pieces of some space exploration  equipment were going to be falling from the sky, landing we knew not where.  There were projections which—I truly thought then and now—were more hopes and spin put out there with the intent to diffuse anxiety about the “sky falling in”—that it would land in the desert or the ocean.  But the reality was, the “experts” had no clue.  And I so remember at the time ranting at the “experts” Read more

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