Can you communicate like Jobs?

Can you communicate like Jobs?

You’ve likely put a donor list together or seen an organization publish their donors. Some of the most popular places to see a donor list is in an annual report, newsletter, website, and donor appreciation event. There is a long-standing conversation about the...
Fundraising Can Be Enjoyable

Fundraising Can Be Enjoyable

Over a decade later, I still remember this quote from a fundraising study. “Fundraising is not something I enjoy doing. I don’t like having to ask people. And the problem in this community is that this is a very involved community of people, and you just...
Uncharitable: Risk and recklessness.

Uncharitable: Risk and recklessness.

“We just can’t seem to find any good candidates. So, where do we go from here?” The Chairman asks the rest of the nonprofit board in a meeting. Other board members sit in silence. No one sees, or wants to admit, the real issue. This board of a...
What the OpenAI Drama is Teaching Nonprofits

What the OpenAI Drama is Teaching Nonprofits

Disclaimer: This is not an article sharing any opinions about OpenAI, anyone associated with OpenAI, it’s work, or any of its decisions. When the news came out OpenAI fired its CEO, I was surprised to learn the organization is a nonprofit. Its founders had a...
Lessons from movie directors

Lessons from movie directors

Some of you may get upset with me for this. I’ve avoided watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy all these years. To be honest, fantasy adventure movies are not my favorite, and I thought they would be too long. Now that I’ve enraged some of you, I caved...