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Come Together with Communication

Posted by Isabel Phillips on Sep 23, 2019 12:34:09 PM


We’ve all been on one side or the other of a big communication blunder, whether you received the same email twice from two different people, or someone gave you the wrong address for an 8AM meeting so now you’re late.

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Topics: board management, meeting leadership, professional communication, staff management, development professionals, organizational leadership

How to Reach Your Potential - Delegate!

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 7:35:33 AM

Are you a Chief Development Officer, Vice President of Advancement, or perhaps a Director of Development and Public Affairs? Are you being asked to help manage and direct other aspects of your institution? Is getting all your work done becoming more and more difficult, or even impossible? The answer may be closer than you think—perhaps sitting in the next room.

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, delegate, General Articles, manage staff, Professional Skill Building, professional skill building, staff management, 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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