Our Own Worst Enemy

Our Own Worst Enemy

I’m going to share with you something that might not seem to match the work that I do for a living. But here goes: When nonprofit pros come to me to discuss whether to stay in the sector or leave, oftentimes I tell them to move to the for-profit sector and then donate...
Man Plans, God Laughs

Man Plans, God Laughs

Man plans, God laughs. We’ve all heard that before. Heck, sometimes we feel that’s how our lives have been going. But I recently experienced it and came to the realization that our organizations need to change how they operate. Stuck In Minny I’m sure you’ve read...
Time To Change

Time To Change

A few weeks ago, I saw a Director of Development job ad. I read through the description (very long because if it’s a nonprofit job, you’re probably doing the job of seven people at once). At the end was the proposed salary. The good: They listed the salary! I’ll give...
Stop Cutting Corners

Stop Cutting Corners

When’s the last time you heard a nonprofit CEO declare: “I make too much money. To help our organization, I’m going to resign and find a part-time volunteer to do my job. We’ll use the savings from my salary to help the organization thrive.” A volunteer fundraiser? Of...