Archive for the ‘Rank at Work’ Category
Maybe we’re mercenaries. Maybe we’re interlopers in the “pure” world of program services. Maybe we’re a salesperson, to be treated with disdain. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits.
We often make more than program staff. And of course, they feel resentful about that.
We, in turn, feel resentful if senior leadership do not fundraise enough, and we are not being paid to raise all or most of the money.
If you’ve ever had a crazy fundraising job, you need to read this post.
Here’s a secret blog post from October 2009, that I put on my private blog, before I had started Wild Woman Fundraising.com. It was just after I finished a crazy job, and so many things on this list rang true for me.
Bad nonprofit enewsletters are part of a larger issue.
It’s called fundraising staff turnover, and it happens a lot. More often than not.
Why do fundraising staff leave? As far as I can see, there are three main reasons.
Are you happy in your job at a charity? If so, stop reading. If you are ready to move on to a new job, I hope this post will give you some food for thought. Have you ever stopped to consider why you might be unhappy? Have you ever wished you could [...]
Are you a nonprofit employee? Do you want a clear system to figure out if your nonprofit boss is doing right by your organization or not? Or are you a nonprofit board member? How do you provide oversight and make sure that your organization stays on track? Do you need a model to figure out [...]
Have you ever known a boss or a person in management who just seemed to be there by luck, not by skill or management ability?
First off, if you like how I write, you are going to LOVE how I teach. Because then it’s like I’m writing, but you can hear me talk, and then we can have a conversation, too! Here’s a neat thing: My Wildly Successful Events Webinar on how to get sponsorships on July 13th is all [...]