Seven Secrets to Great Nonprofit Leadership, by Pamela Grow

Posted on 11 October 2011

Author, coach, copy-writer, nonprofit marketing consultant and political junkie, Pamela is the author of “Five Days to Foundation Grants”  and  the creator of Simple Development Systems, the only online coaching program created for the overwhelmed fundraiser in the one-person marketing and development shop. Pam segued from six years working in programming and communications at a […]

What does your Board Treasurer do? by Gayle Gifford

Posted on 07 October 2011

Here is another great article from Gayle Gifford for Step By Step Fundraising- (pictured at left). Gayle brings over 30 years of experience to her work with nonprofits – from her personal activism for peace, disarmament, environmental, human and civil rights, to her professional work as a consultant and former director of development and senior […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Nonprofit Leadership, by Amy Eisenstein

Posted on 25 April 2011

By Amy Eisenstein 7 Comments If you’ve ever heard me speak before, you know how passionate I am about fundraising and nonprofit leadership. My “no-nonsense” attitude comes across loud and clear about board members’ roles and responsibilities with regard to giving as well as the executive director’s important role in fundraising. The following might seem […]

Working with Nonprofits, on Both Sides of the Fence, by Joanna Miles

Posted on 30 March 2011

Greetings!  I would like to introduce a new guest author to Step by Step Fundraising.  Jo Miles is a marketing consultant at Beaconfire, where she works with clients to create successful fundraising campaigns and online communications, and uses analytics to help engage users online. Beaconfire helps nonprofit organizations that serve good causes accomplish great things […]

How to Hire a Fantastic Development Director by Amy Eisenstein

Posted on 27 March 2011

Amy Eisenstein, MPA, CFRE specializes in fundraising consulting for local and national nonprofits. Her “no-nonsense” approach to fundraising yields big results for her clients and readers. Today, Amy has returned to Step by Step Fundraising with another very insightful and helpful post about what to look for when hiring a development director. Just as a […]

Speed Dating to Find New Board Members?

Posted on 12 February 2011

I just read a fascinating article on the Charlotte, N.C. National Public Radio website, It was called “Finding Chemistry In The Boardroom Through Speed-Dating”. The article reported on a recent gathering of several area non-profit agencies and approximately 30 people who were seriously interested in becoming board members. Just like regular speed dating, the […]

A Team Building Horror Story- Can You Spot the Problem?

Posted on 23 January 2011

I had just given the group of 12 adults their instructions to put on their blindfolds, cinch them up tight, and take hold of a 50 foot length of rope. I could tell that some of them were pretty nervous. I told them their mission was to form as close to a perfect square as […]