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I hate being vulnerable.

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I hate being vulnerable. That’s what I said last night. I was crying. We get into nonprofits because we are good at solving problems. Or good at taking care of people. We’re taught to think of others first. But there’s a dark side to this.

It’s time to WOOP

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Lately I’ve been helping people make plans. Communications plans. Fundraising plans. And a combo of both. Thanks to my contract with Oregon Metro, I got to teach people how to do communications plans last week.

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How can you deal with a rapidly changing world?

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It’s hard out there right now. There’s so much up in the air, and there’s so much uncertainty about government funding for our US nonprofits.

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How to hire a fundraising consultant

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So you want to hire a nonprofit consultant. What do you need? Here’s how to go about doing it for the best results. Don’t just hire a guy that that guy down the street told you to hire. Maybe you need an expert in a certain kind of fundraising.

Literary Arts Appeal Letter Critique

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So, Literary Arts, you sent an appeal letter to me. Thanks! NOW I get to critique you! You’re so lucky, really. I’m just telling you how you can be better. This particular appeal letter is from Literary Arts. Tagline: Find Your Story Here. Literary Arts Appeal Letter 2017.

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Fundraising- A new craze! Go fund yourself

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Here’s what’s happening. Everyone’s a fundraiser now. Because we are seeing a maturation of online fundraising, a greater availability of crowdfunding platforms (550+ at the last count) and a deterioration of the social safety net.

Before and After Annual Reports from our Annual Reports Masterclass

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Are you wondering what an annual report that can get you donations looks like? Check out the annual reports below! Leslie writes, . “I took your annual report masterclass last year, and this year we got a big donation as a direct result of our 2016 annual report!

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Get a Taste of the Fundraising Career Conference 2018

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How do you know if this Fundraising Career Conference is for you? How about I give you a TASTE of our incredible presenters before the conference? Sound good? We have a session on Assertiveness – Speak Your Truth and Get a Raise!

Make Your Nonprofit Stop Bleeding Money-Interview with Pamela Uppal

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How can you make your nonprofit stop bleeding money with turnover? Decent work! Read on for more on how this works! You can listen to the video, or read the transcript below. MT: Thank you Pamela Uppal so much for being here with me now. You will be speaking at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit this September.

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Interview tips for your big day

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Are you looking for a job right now? If you’ve gotten to the interview stage, WAHOO! This is fabulous! Your resume was good enough! Your cover letter was good enough! Now we’re getting to the good stuff! Here are some tips to make sure you ace this interview. Don’t be forgettable.

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Let me be your DJ bebe

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Hey- every day we go to work. And every day we need some good music to help us get through the day! That’s where I come in! I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new good music to listen to when I’m working.

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The Fundraising Career Conference ROCKED!

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Here’s what people said about the Fundraising Career Conference Presenters! Great 3 days of fantastic presentation material by amazing professionals and speakers.

What’s behind your staying after 5pm? Interview with Sarai Johnson

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When I met Sarai Johnson last year, I felt super excited. She is the founder of the Lean Nonprofit, and she has so much nonprofit experience! On top of that, she’s a dynamite consultant.

Unionbusting at Planned Parenthood

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Recen tly the Intercept reported on Planned Parenthood in Colorado trying to unionbust a local organization which is trying to unionize with the SEIU, by saying well just unionize the three states around you, THEN you can unionize. . Reporter Aida Chavez writes: .

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Fundraising Career Pathing – Take the Right Job for You

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Have you ever wondered how to move up in the fundraising field? Here’s a sample career path from fundraising recruiter Phil Gerard, on how to potentially move up in your fundraising career.

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Annual Report Resources Roundup!

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Are you working on your annual report right now? I’ve written a few annual reports over the years- And I’ve edited a LOT more! I’ve taught the Annual Report Masterclass since 2015, and I’ve taught the Annual Report e-course since 2014.

Interview with Della Rae- Creating a better workplace from day one

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“ Organizations that prioritize people as a pillar of the long-term strategy lend themselves to healthier and more sustainable outcomes.” ” -Della Rae. What are some ways organizations can engage new team members from day one?

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[VIDEO] How do you keep your good fundraisers? Interview with Kishshana Palmer

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Want to learn more from Kishshana Palmer? Come to the Fundraising Career Conference April 2 4 and 6th! Transcript. MT: Okay, everybody. Welcome. Today’s conversation with Kishshana is going to be about, basically, how do you keep your good people and what do you lose when they don’t stay? Kishshana.

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Building Trust with ABCD

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Do you want to build trust? If you are in a new position, you need to build trust, deliberately, with your coworkers. If you have new people reporting to you, you need to build trust with them.

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20 Ways People Lie at Work

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I was reading a book called the Psychology of Executive Coaching by Bruce Pelletier and I found these methods, and I have to say, WOW. These are mindblowing insights into how our nonprofit workplaces can get so dysfunctional. This is how we lie -even to ourselves.

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The Problem You Can’t Talk About

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Here’s the greatest secret. To have one, and not know what it is. Have you ever felt like the mission will fall apart, or your nonprofit will fall apart, unless you give 110% EVERY SINGLE DAY? That you work so hard and you can’t take a break to breathe, or eat, or not stay until 7pm?

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10 MORE Songs that are on every fundraiser’s playlist

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OMG so I had these 10 songs in 2016 that people LOVED and I thought, well, let’s make another post like this with NEW SONGS! Yeah you can trust me! To help you GET DOWN! SO, here are 10 MORE songs that are on every fundraiser’s playlist! To start your year off right!

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You Can’t Help our World if People Can’t Hear You.

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This interview will share the depth you’ve been missing in your nonprofit communications and fundraising. Haven’t you ever wondered how some nonprofits seem to have it all together? Maybe they’re born with it.

Here’s why your donors are not coming back

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Read part one of this interview with Ellen Bristol and learn how to start looking at your fundraising and measuring it in a different way. What if we measured donor interest, donations and engagement instead of OUR moves toward the donor? Intrigued? Read on.

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I’m making my plan for 2017 right now. Want to join me?

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What streams of income are you going to have coming in during 2017? Maybe you know you need to make a fundraising plan but you’re feeling overwhelmed. You’re not alone. Fundraising planning can feel daunting, especially when you have other, more urgent things to do. Year end emails.

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Why do you have to choose a specialization?

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Sometimes, when people ask me what I do, I get a little nervous. I make art. I write poetry. I have a business. I help teach people how to fundraise. I speak at conferences, and do workshops and keynotes. I help nonprofit leaders become more effective. I write advice on a website about fundraising.

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She knows how to get a $12K raise: Interview with Elaine Lou Cartas

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Are you looking to be more assertive in your work? Elaine Lou Cartas, first generation female fundraiser, helps us see how to be more assertive in asking for a gift, as well as how to have those challenging conversations at work to help you move ahead!

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New and Improved – My Fundraising Career Plan has Received a Major Update

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Over the last two years, in my Fundraising Career Conference, I’ve put out a little book called the Career Pathing Guidebook, with the help of Phil Gerard in Vancouver, BC. This year my career pathing guidebook has received a MAJOR update. Check it out! What’s different?

What can we do to change our world in this exact moment?

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Have you ever struggled to find words for something you experience? ME TOO. Maybe it’s a story you tell yourself and others, over and over again, and suddenly one day you realize you don’t need to tell that story anymore.

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8 Reasons to Attend the Nonprofit Leadership Summit

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In just a few short days, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit will Start. If you need 8 Reasons to buy the Nonprofit Leadership Summit ticket today, here they are! . Reason 1: Because you don’t have a consistent method for finding new donors (and unrestricted income) that works .

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There are 6 types of workplace values-which one is yours?

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Do you manage people at your nonprofit? How could you figure out people’s motivation to help them perform better in their roles? You should definitely come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit , whether you’re currently a manager, OR you want to be one-AND.

Help! I’m a New Female Leader and I’m overwhelmed!

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Help! I’m a new female leader and I’m overwhelmed! It’s not surprising. There are a lot of factors working against female leadership in nonprofits. What are they? In this session we cover what they are, and then, what is behind the factors, and what we can do about it.

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#MeToo in our Nonprofits-Interview with Maria Ramos-Chertok

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When you heard the first #MeToo stories, did it resonate with you? For me, I felt like a lot of us have been there. I know I certainly have.

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Are you trying to move into leadership? This might help you.

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We are getting ready for the Nonprofit Leadership Summit , this September 24, 26 and 28th. Each year, we talk about leadership and fundraising. We want to help you build a stronger board, get more effective teams, become a better leader, and INCIDENTALLY, raise more money on the way! So join us ! It’s online, and each session will be recorded if you can’t make every one. A lot of our time in nonprofits is spent interacting with each other.

Ideas I tried this year

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Here’s my 2017 Annual Report! . What was this year LIKE? First of all, it was BETTER BECAUSE OF YOU. Thank you for reading. But also, thanks for talking with me! I got to talk with my friends and former clients Kenita Pierce , Molly Ola Pinney, and many other people.

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How to manage up in your fundraising job

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MT: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I’m so happy to introduce Kishshana Palmer. Kishshana, hey. Thanks so much for being here. W hat’s your fundraising journey?

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My failures of 2017

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It’s time to be totally blunt and honest with you. I’m usually honest-but not this open.

This is a tremendous opportunity-Interview with Andy Robinson

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Andy Robinson, author of Selling Social Change, and Training Your Board, and Everyone Else to Fundraise, was kind enough to let me interview him about the new funding environment-and he had a surprising perspective!

Got to admit it’s getting better-or is it?

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Things are getting better all the time! Right? In February and March I was doing a bunch of positive affirmations every day. What changed? Nothing. Positive affirmations don’t do anything.

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

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Last week we did our incredible Nonprofit Leadership Summit, with 12 presentations over 3 days for nonprofits all over the world! We had people join us from Nigeria, from Costa Rica, all over Canada, all over the USA, and many other places. The quality of the attendees was just unbelievable.