A simple personal leadership tool for executive directors and fundraisers

Or how to answer the question "What do you do with your time?" In the last couple weeks, I've found myself sharing a tool with each of my private coaching clients. So I thought I'd share it with you too! As a fundraiser, I know that I'm raising money most effectively when I'm not at

How you can add an extra month of fundraising in 2013

As we start 2013, I thought I’d share with you an idea from the beginning of my latest book, Fundraising Kick: how you can create an additional month of fundraising this year. Sounds over the top, doesn’t it? But if you devote 1 hour a day for each work day to fundraising, you would be

How much time should a nonprofit executive director allocate to fundraising?

Not long ago, I received this great question: Q: As an E.D., what percentage of my time should be spent on fund raising? I am relatively new at this and want to balance my schedule. A: Interesting question. I'm tempted to say 100%. But there are so many variables: If fundraising is your only income