The Terrible Twosome of Fundraising: Guilt & Shame

By Eric Phelps

This piece reminds us that berating donors with messages of desperation (“Donate now if you don’t want us to go out of business!) is a poor strategy for securing funds. […] Read More

Better Board Meetings

Flourishing fundraising: a new paradigm

By Eric Phelps

Joe Laur tells me he doesn’t use the word “sustainability” anymore. He nearly loathes it. A leading consultant in the field of environmental sustainability, Joe is also the co-author—with his […] Read More

On track through train-ing

By Eric Phelps

When my son Elijah was around 3, he was obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine™, a “cheeky” steam train engine that gets into a lot of trouble while working with […] Read More

Moving to need-centric fundraising

By Eric Phelps

In a 1980 holiday episode of M*A*S*H, the supply truck on its way to the 4077th is waylaid. Everyone in the unit is asked to contribute food from their care […] Read More

Swim coaching and leadership coaching for a breakthrough

By Laurie Herrick

This year, I decided to get some coaching for a breakthrough in my swimming.  I’ve been a runner for many years now, and I really enjoy biking as well. I’ve […] Read More