One Story = Big Money — No Kidding!

Will one story to help you raise big money? Absolutely. In today’s fast-paced world, what you say to get attention matters, a lot. I believe our job is to be translators rather than money raisers. We translate our mission into bit-size messages to cut through the daily noise. What are the right words to say […]

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Influential Executive Director Series — Year-Long Coaching With Lori

Do you work your butt off every day and still feel like you’re not making an impact? The Influential Executive Director Series was designed for smart, busy people exactly like you. It takes the guess work out of wondering when you’ll have time to plan for big growth. We’ll do it…together!

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Mission Moment Monday: Stories Need Urgency and Empathy

It’s time for a Mission Moment Monday! Today our focus is on urgency and empathy. I recently spoke with Jeff Peterson, Development Director of Forgotten Children Worldwide and his colleague Kelsey Schwartz, Media & Communications Director. This year they’ve been working on changing their “report-like” stories to stories that evoke more urgency and empathy. Part […]

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A New Way to Find What You’re Looking For

I didn’t realize how important the search capability of my website was to readers, until it broke. While I use it dozens of times a day to share posts with clients, to research presentations, and to supplement webinars, I quickly learned I wasn’t the only one!

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Don’t Lower Your Expectations to Meet Performance

As nonprofit leaders, keep this in mind: “Don’t lower your expectations to meet performance.” Too often we lower our goals because we don’t believe they are possible.

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Part I: Overwhelm and Nonprofit Management

The story we told ourselves when we took a job in the social sector may have been, “I want to make a difference.”

Then reality sets in and day-to-day rushing to put out fires, meet with and report to the board, meeting payroll, and possibly even delivering some of your programming creates an exhausting hamster wheel of activity.

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