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Astonishing! If you have more women of color presenting at a conference…

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This year at the Fundraising Career Conference , we had 6 women of color presenting, out of 9 presenters in 11 sessions. . Heres’s what I found with this lineup of speakers, after 4 years of running this online conference.

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!

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.

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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15 Masks-What type of leader are you?

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What’s your leadership personality? When you look at your work, what helps you? What hinders you? Is it people around you? If so, what archetypes could their personalities be playing out? I was chatting with a friend recently about leadership personalities.

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.

[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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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?

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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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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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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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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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#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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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.

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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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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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.

The secret damage you might be doing to your nonprofit career right now

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Here’s an email I got recently from a reader. She is struggling with something you might be struggling with too. Can you relate? ——————————————————— I am struggling with a mistake that I made. I don’t know how to come to terms with it. In a nutshell, here is what is eating me: My boss, who was our development director, was promoted to executive director.

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Announcing the 2018 Fundraising Career Conference

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Dear Nonprofit Girlfriend, . We need help. . All you have to do is turn on the news to see this. . NO ONE could argue that our leadership needs help. Some might even say, “What leadership? I see no leadership.” ” We are moving backwards in so many areas. .

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!

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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Interview with Jeff Schreifels-What to do in times of turmoil

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Schreifels, senior partner at the Veritus Group, a major gifts consulting firm, on what nonprofits are doing now in this time of economic uncertainty, and what we SHOULD be doing.

Are you ready to fail? You better be!

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Are you friends with failure? I remember at one of my old nonprofit fundraising jobs, making the smallest mistake was the cause for disciplinary action, reprimand, and dire accusations of waste and thoughtlessness. Imagine if we encouraged our fundraising staff to make mistakes.

Sometimes, I Hate Being a Fundraiser.

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I don’t like to say it, but it’s true. Work Your Proper Hours! I hate the way fundraisers are underpaid and under-appreciated. Here’s a way to get paid more ). I hate the revolving door where fundraisers stay 12-18 months tops.

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All of Wild Woman’s Best Fundraising Advice of 2017…in One little Article.

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What a crazy year! It has been so difficult, for so many of us. We have moved backwards in so many areas. And we have moved forward in others. But we still need to continue to push forward in 2018. And I want to help you get where you want to go. SO, what support do you need in the new year?

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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.

All of the Nonprofit Leadership Ideas!

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I have taken a greater interest in leadership this year. This is me teaching how to build trust, deliberately, at your nonprofit job, to the Women in Philanthropy group in Holyoke, MA, in November 2017. Why leadership?

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Interview with Ellen Bristol-What Now?

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Ellen Bristol, author of The Leaky Bucket and Fundraising the SMART Way, shares in this 30 minute interview, WHY you’re not succeeding in fundraising and what to do with it. Imagine if you had more donor, sponsor, and grant opportunities than you knew what to do with!

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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.

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Free Resources for September

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In the last three months I’ve been working hard to get you exclusive content that you won’t get anywhere else. I’ve rigorously interviewed some of the top nonprofit leaders in the field, hoping to get their advice for what we should do NOW- now that we have a lot to fight for.

What did you make of your suffering this year?

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Did you know that US Thanksgiving is basically the worst time to travel in the entire year? Whole slews of people are going back to see families they don’t get along with , to overeat food they don’t really like , and getting stranded at airports thanks to various weather conditions.