Want to Fundraise Successfully? Use Human Service Design.

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Originally appearing on Medium…. Why does it feel like it’s getting harder and harder to raise money? Well, because it is. Our little networked world sets an incalculable number of charities at the feet of donors; ripe for the choosing. Which means fundraisers have to be a tad more thoughtful than a parking lot table […]

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5 Big Bylaw Blunders (Try Saying That 3 Times)

                          As I look forward to a weekend of Bylaw reading and revisions, I started thinking about some of the mistakes I see. They range depending on the organization’s size, field and expertise of its ED. But I almost always see one of […]

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Why “Can My Board Fire Me?” is the Wrong Question

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If I had a dime for every time a founder shows more thoughtfulness choosing Mario Kart characters than its board appointments…well….I’d have a boatload of dimes. But the easiest way to maintain an organization’s vision is to spend as much time as possible vetting board members and their fit with said mission. Treat the decision […]

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For a Good to Great Privacy Policy Ask Questions

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Originally appeared on Texas Nonprofits at http://www.txnp.org/Article/?ArticleID=18750 A few years ago I did a podcast on the importance of having a privacy policy. Now, with cyber attacks as regular as the sunset the topic is more relevant than its ever been. Thankfully, organizations are heeding the calls to put something in place. Unfortunately, what’s put in […]

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How To Create A Kick-butt Org Chart

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Current State of the Org Chart Org charts get a bad wrap. With them falling somewhere between the 6-hour cable window and telephone customer service on the “helpful” scale. But utility all depends on use. In other words, whether or not they are helpful depends on how and why you use them. Won’t you join […]

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