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Go get your almost equal pay

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It’s an open secret in the nonprofit sector that it’s a pink collar ghetto. We have the lowest wages of the entire USA. Chart courtesy of reader survey on blue avocado 2010. It’s bad in Canada too. See below. Lower than the public sector. Lower than the private sector.

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How it is to be a millennial listening to a 60+ year old white man’s life advice

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I went to a talk for business leaders last week, and the first speaker was a 63 year old tall white man.

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.

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.

Above the Turmoil

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As we end the Nonprofit Leadership Summit this year, I am struck by how much our current time mirrors 1939. if history is indeed repeating itself, what can we say about the current times, and what does this mean for our tactics in the uncertain future?

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Here’s your magic wand for our nonprofit future

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Fun fact- I used to work for a psychic hotline. My psychic hotline name was… Maxine Future. Pretty funny, huh? In seriousness though, this interview will help you predict the future. Really. Do you ever wish you had a crystal ball to let you know what is going to happen?

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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 to build a better board – Interview with Kishshana Palmer

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Do you want to learn how to build a board with a shared mindset? Do you want to know why having a weak board is actually not to your advantage? Should you have a list of the kinds of job titles you want on your board? Or is there another way to do it? Do you want answers to these questions?

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This Nonprofit Leadership Summit was the best one yet! You can still get the recordings

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The Nonprofit Leadership Summit is over-but if you’re bummed that you missed it, you can still get access to the recordings and the 25 CFRE credits. We have people still wanting the recordings even if they couldn’t be there in person.

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5 Unexpected Books for Your Nonprofit Reading List- to have your best year ever

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What is it that will set you up for success in 2019? Is it answering another email? Is it connecting with a person “just to talk”? Or is it increasing your mindpower to help your staff take more initiative and be more successful?

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I used to hate calling major donors! But now… Interview with Kristen Kennedy

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Kristen says, “I used to hate cold calling. I thought picking up the phone and calling people was miserable. I dreaded it and would find a million reason why I didn’t have time to make calls.

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.

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.

You are Not a Whiner

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When I was a teenager, my dad used to say, “ You’re such a whiner!” ” It was hurtful. So I gave up trying to talk to him about problems that were important to me.

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3 aspects of resilient nonprofit leadership – by Nonprofit Founder, Della Rae

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MT: Hey, everybody, welcome. It’s time for another incredible interview with Della Rae, who I have known for many years and who is – gosh. There’s just so many things I want to say about her. I hardly know where to start.

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Here’s our Nonprofit Leadership Summit schedule

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Do you want to get more major gifts? How about more bequest donors? Do you want to be not just a fundraising guru but a better leader and manager? If so, join us at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit. It’s online, and each session will be recorded. Here’s our schedule. Want to join us?

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Now learn how to keep your donors with better automation! Interview with Justin Handley

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MT: Hey, everybody. This is Mazarine Treyz with Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am so pleased and happy to have Justin Handley here, who is going to talk about marketing automation at our Nonprofit Leadership Summit this September.

5 New Steps to get you closer to that major gift, grant or sponsorship

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Wouldn’t you like to have an easier time raising money? Isn’t it time you started getting solutions to the serious problems that are holding you back in fundraising?

What is Lead in Love? A Sarai Johnson Interview

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?. Learn more or Join us at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit! MT: Hello, everybody! Welcome to this interview with Sarai Johnson, who is so wonderful. She is the CEO of Lean Nonprofit and also an incredible human being. You would be lucky to know her.

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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.

Is Growing Good?

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In our growth obsessed culture, which worships the tech giants and calls them geniuses for growing often beyond the bounds of what is healthy, or sustainable for the business, should our nonprofits seek to grow? When we raise more, we can do more. Growth is seen as a natural outcome of success in fundraising, but can we sustain the money necessary to continue new positions or programs? Often growth brings problems we are not ready for. Here’s an example.

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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!

What do building trust and decolonizing our nonprofits have to do with each other?

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MT: Alright, hey everybody. This is Mazarine Treyz with Wild Woman Fundraising and the Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Today I have the pleasure and the privilege of chatting with Denechia Powell who is currently in Atlanta and just moved there and working at Carolyn Peruth Consulting.

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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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FREE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP WEBINAR: The Motivation Myth

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FREE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP WEBINAR: The Motivation Myth. Date: Sept 18, 2018. Time: 1-2pm ET, 10-11am PT. Sign up here. We will not be recording the webinar, so if you want to learn from Mark, you need to show up. . Motivation is a myth.

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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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2 Free Webinar Recordings + 2 new chances to join us for fundraising planning and next level fundraising webinars

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In this blog post, I’m breaking all the rules. I’m giving you not one but TWO free webinar recordings, a fascinating interview- and two more chances to come to free fundraising webinars in the next few weeks. If you like free stuff, please read on.

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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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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.

9 mistakes to avoid in your appeal letter this fall

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It’s that time of year again, when I talk about appeal letters and how they can be better! If you want to make your appeal letter better, just click here and let’s chat! Here’s the appeal letter I got from a nonprofit where I used to be a monthly donor.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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 5 Most Dangerous Donation Page Mistakes & How You Can Fix Them

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Last week I went to London to speak at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention. At the convention, I shared some tips and tools I’ve found useful when helping people click donate on your nonprofit website.

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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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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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.

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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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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