Dr. Gloria Kellum, Ole Miss: Creating an effective development office

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Gloria Kellum, retired Vice Chancellor for University Relations at the University of Mississippi and a Baby Boomer in her 60’s. As the chief advancement officer, she was tasked with the overall responsibility for communications and fund raising on behalf of the university. Not a small job. Dr. … More Dr. Gloria Kellum, Ole Miss: Creating an effective development office

Book #17: The Importance of Educating Fundraisers

  “I always thought I would go back to school for my master’s.” I spoke to Valerie Livesay, a professional fundraiser and class of 2006 graduate from the University of San Diego, Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Through the program, she received: a comprehensive understanding of all facets of running a nonprofit organization access … More Book #17: The Importance of Educating Fundraisers

Book Post #16: La Jolla Music Society reaches out to young audiences

“At my first post concert artist interaction, I was amazed to meet Mr. Dudamel and hear his perspective about the performance, the audience, and what it was like to be San Diego. It was an electrifying experience. Experiencing him on that level was very meaningful.” This was Johanna Schiavoni’s response after meeting the world-renowned conductor, … More Book Post #16: La Jolla Music Society reaches out to young audiences

Book Post #15: Why are young donors important to your organization?

In all my blog posting, I feel I have failed to cite why it is so important to engage Gen X and Y as donors to your organization now. The truth is that the “next gen” (X and Y) could be volunteers today and major gift donors tomorrow.  IN fact, they are already donors now.  … More Book Post #15: Why are young donors important to your organization?

Engaging Gen X and Y: Young Entrepreneurs, Invisible Children

  “We went to Africa looking for adventure and we discovered a tragedy where children were being used as weapons.” The tension between generations in the nonprofit workplace has spurred some Gen X and Yers to start their own nonprofits.  Often these young entrepreneurs are inspired at an early age to make a change or … More Engaging Gen X and Y: Young Entrepreneurs, Invisible Children