Your personal life. Your professional life. At work, your development team is your professional family. What makes a great team? The head of the team is, in many respects, the head of the family. That person has the responsibility to nurture the members of the team, to protect, and above all to provide leadership. JustContinue reading “Thoughts on “Team””
“I would never admit this to anyone at the office, but it has been a long time since I felt excited about my job. Most days, it’s an effort to just do the work.” Is that you? There’s nothing wrong with you. You’re not a bad person or a bad employee. Everyone has “down days.”Continue reading “Feeling Alone”
Earlier today a subscriber to the Briefing wrote me with this question: “Should board members be expected to ‘give and get?’ From last night’s Weekend Briefing, I’m not sure about your thoughts on this. We have new leadership on our board and trying to get our board more engaged in fundraising. Everyone I know atContinue reading “Should Board Members “Give and Get”?”
A car pulled into the driveway behind me and the horn beeped. A voice called out, “Hop in!” I was parked in the driveway of Terry’s home in Boca Raton, Florida. “Let’s go have lunch at the club,” she said, as we greeted one another. We’d never met before.
I’ve seen board members bristle at the mention of “moves management.” I get it. It is an easily misunderstood term. Donors, including board members, aren’t chess pieces to be moved around. The concept of thinking through how to accompany a donor, or prospective donor, from where they are now to the point where they areContinue reading “A Rare Interview with the Founder of Moves Management”