Gone Fundraiser.

“We just can’t find good development directors, and when we do make a hire, they don’t perform well or they leave too soon!” In the past six months, I have had a couple of nonprofits approach me to reconfigure their development departments. Both have had an absence of a Director of Development for over a … More Gone Fundraiser.

San Diego’s Nonprofits and Grantmakers by the Numbers: AFP February 2013 Luncheon Recap

As nonprofit professionals, we need to stay informed on the latest trends in the sector. On Friday, February 1, 2013, Laura Deitrick, PhD, Director of the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research at the University of San Diego joined us at the AFP San Diego Chapter Luncheon shared the latest report on nonprofit trends for 2013. … More San Diego’s Nonprofits and Grantmakers by the Numbers: AFP February 2013 Luncheon Recap

How the Cookie Crumbles: The Girl Scout Cookie Factor

Last week, I was at my favorite beach spot taking in this view: Just before the big orange ball dropped into the deep blue sea, a cute little Girl Scout approached me with a wagon full of cookies for sale. I was so impressed with her strategy of approaching a captive audience: we weren’t rushing … More How the Cookie Crumbles: The Girl Scout Cookie Factor