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Strategic Planning Puts Business On The Road To Success

Posted by admin on Aug 9, 2018 4:37:12 PM

With all the emphasis on change these days, why in the world would an organization want to create a five-year strategic plan? Ask most business people and they’ll concede that they can’t predict what will happen in the next quarter, let alone several years from now.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, fundraising strategy, professional skill building, strategic planning

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

The Fundraiser’s Management Molecule

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 9, 2018 9:44:38 AM

As development professionals, we all manage relationships in three distinct directions, or dimensions. This is relevant both to our work with volunteers and campaign leaders, and within our own company/organization. To manage these directions in a balanced manner, consider the metaphor of the management molecule.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Board Development, Capital Campaigns, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, Professional Skill Building, professional skill building, staff management

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