• Covid-19,  Fundraiser's Bookshelf,  Leadership,  Professional Development,  Reading list

    Leadership in Times of Crisis

    The number one challenge I’ve been hearing from leaders around the globe throughout the pandemic has been about leading teams remotely. It comes up in every conversation thus I started gathering resources here and will be adding more: Check out the May update of the Covid-19: 7 fundraisers in 7 places article for great tidbits on leadership currently in action. Here’s a reading list from the Harvard Business Review: The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis LeadershipWhat your people actually need from you. Communicating Through the Coronavirus CrisisBe as transparent as you can. What Good Leadership Looks Like During This PandemicThe approach that’s setting nimble leaders apart. Lead Your Team into a…

  • Covid-19,  International

    Covid-19: 7 fundraisers in 7 places — update

    Covid-19 has created an intensely challenging moment in our lives, our history, and our economy. I was curious to know how my colleagues, who generously shared their insights at the beginning of the pandemic, are adapting to the changing situations in their parts of the world. Are they struggling? What can we learn? How are donors responding to the situation? The two common themes emerging from this mosaic of perspectives are 1) that successful fundraisers continue to fundraise, while being mindful and intentional with a focus on engagement and stewardship and 2) donors continue to support the causes they care about. Seven fundraising professionals in seven places: Robert Dixon, Director…

  • #donorlove,  Conferences,  Creative,  International

    IWITOT 2020 – the year I participated as a virtual speaker!

    A few weeks ago, I had the honor to be an invited speaker at IWITOT where I spoke about one of my favorite topics #donorlove. I’ll write a separate blog post about my presentation in the next few days. For now check out the speaker list and buy your recording of the virtual IWITOT here. All proceeds go to the SOFII Foundation! To celebrate brilliant fundraising and connect phenomenal fundraisers with amazing ideas, this year’s IWITOT was a completely virtual event and allowed people all over the globe to have access to some of the most inspiring campaigns in the sector.  Over 750 fundraisers joined in on April 21st 2020 to see 17…