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While leadership books and theories are plentiful, rarely has a single framework had so much impact on me as Energy Leadership™, which was created by Bruce Schneider. Energy Leadership™ is "the process that develops a personally effective style of leadership that...read more
I recently learned of a newly developed method for measuring fundraising effectiveness that goes beyond cost of fundraising. Eureka! This new framework was developed by BoardSource in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Better...read more
Some nonprofit staffers and volunteers may feel that now is the time to take a well-deserved break from the frantic pace of year end fundraising. When working with nonprofit clients, I advocate doing the exact opposite. If you want to retain your 2016 donors in 2017,...read more
As 2017 approaches, I am reflecting on the work I've had the privilege to do this year on behalf of my clients, their missions, and those they serve. I'm happy to say that Adaptive Alternatives LLC is growing and building a networked team of collaborators for the...read more
For the last few weeks I have enjoyed working with the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) to help update their Principles and Practices (P&P) tool. Any nonprofit organization or consultant who is a member of the Michigan Nonprofit Association has access to this...read more
The importance of teamwork in any organization can't be understated. In lean nonprofits, the stakes for not having strong and functional teamwork can be even more painful, particularly when team members are already working without the resources that may be more...read more