John D. Bidwell | Sept 23, 2022 I was discussing a Culture of philanthropy with a colleague. Specifically, we were talking about being aware of and changing one’s own prejudices, attitudes, and mindset around money, and how personal feelings of scarcity and money will seep into, and limit, one’s fundraising work. “Awareness is … [Read more...] about Changing Your Mindset Around Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HMX08NHM0w&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=7 Easy Ways to Provide Transformational Experiences for Your Donors In this series of three blogs on Shifting from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising, I explore how to enhance your donor program in order to be more aligned with … [Read more...] about Transformational Experiences for Deep Donor Partnerships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYf9VW3Vzqk&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=6 Why Shift from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising? Do you want a robust and healthy collection of donors who support your organization’s mission? When you shift from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising, your agency will be on a … [Read more...] about Shifting from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising
How to Engineer a Culture of Philanthropy I’ve been asked a number of times about the difficulty in making culture change. It seems so abstract! How can you actually change the culture? In my book, Choose Abundance, I suggest that if you want to engineer a Culture of Philanthropy you have to first identify what your current default culture is. … [Read more...] about Is it Possible to Actually Engineer a Culture of Philanthropy?
https://youtu.be/WGpi3rE9R9I As an organizational leader, you are a superhero. You likely step up, step in, and lean in! You take actions and build systems and structures that help deliver your mission. Maybe you’ve heard of the concept of a Culture of Philanthropy and you’d love to make it a reality in your organization! You’ve been trying … [Read more...] about Language and Culture Change: Mindset – Your Superpower
Article by Eric Phelps Fifty years ago this spring, the Apollo 13 manned mission to the moon launched from the Kennedy Space Center (April 11, 1970). The third such planned journey to the moon, the mission was to enter lunar orbit on Friday, April 13, land on the moon and return with rock samples for laboratory study. The crew was experienced, … [Read more...] about COVID-19 AND APOLLO 13: CRISIS RESPONSE IN 2020
Ten Steps to More Effective and Ultimately, Better Board Meetings Nonprofit board members commonly complain that board meetings often are boring and unproductive, but implementing a few practices can strengthen their effectiveness while energizing them and ultimately creating better board meetings. One survey indicates that professionals spend … [Read more...] about Bored to Brilliant: Better Board Meetings