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How to Avoid the Savior Syndrome

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 7:47:23 AM

Many times in the life of an organization, recruiting just the right match of experience, skills, and attitude is a tricky, if not downright “your guess is as good as mine” process. Much concern and anxiety is likely to accompany the decision-making.

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Topics: campaign leadership, Capital Campaigns, organizational development, professional development, Professional Skill Building

Improve Your Fundraising Focus

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 7:32:08 AM

Let's think about how we might improve our fundraising focus. Our concentration will be on growing the person, shifting the focus, managing the processes, and leading the organization from the heart and head.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, donor relationships, fundraising focus, Fundraising Principles, professional development, Professional Skill Building

The Five P's of Leadership

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 9, 2018 4:14:10 PM

There are whole libraries full of things that tell you what to do about leadership and how to remember what’s important. Here’s another short edition to that library – the 5 P’s of leadership. They are:

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, leadership skills, professional development, Professional Skill Building, professional skill building

The Seductive Lure of Creative Compensation

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2018 9:53:02 AM

The only sound in the boardroom is the faint ticking of a wall clock. The hospital CEO has just made an offer of employment to the top fund raising candidate.

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Topics: Board Development, capital campaign, Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, development, fund development, fund raising, Fundraising Principles, organizational development, professional development, Professional Skill Building, professional skill building, strategic planning

What’s the Difference Between Being PRESENT and Being PRESIDENT - Your ID!

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 9, 2018 9:10:13 AM

By one distinction, there are two kinds of people in the world: those who get ahead, and those who just get by. Determining the characteristics that allow us to bridge that gap can bring a great deal of success and satisfaction. And yet, for most people, it seems to be enough to simply glide through the world, giving little thought to leveraging themselves into higher and higher atmospheric levels. What factor enables some people to push themselves toward the upper echelons of their organization or industry?

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Board Development, Capital Campaigns, professional development, Professional Skill Building, professional skills, skill building

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