||Executive Transition as a Celebration of What is Possible
(or How Standard Executive Hiring is Set Up to Fail)
We are so tired of watching one after another Executive Transition go awry. If your organization is preparing for a key person to leave, read this PLEASE! And if you think you are not about to face an Executive Transition, but you do not have a plan just in case, read this PLEASE!LEARN MORE
||The Download Depot!
As part of our seemingly ongoing site re-do, 2008 will add tons more downloadable products to the tools we offer. So we added a whole new place for them - the Download Depot. Check out whats there - and check back as we add more!CHECK IT OUT
To cut the ribbon on the Download Depot, we have 3 new products this month - products to make your lives easier, and to help you create more impact in your communities!
What Do Funders Want? (And Why Do They Want It?)
Funder tested / funder approved!
The Most Important Thing Is...
Exercises for Determining Your Organizations Core Values $7.95
Values exercises to move your board forward.LEARN MORE
Life List Generator: A FriendRaising Tool $5.95
One of the most powerful strategies in FriendRaising, now available on its own!LEARN MORE
Help 4 Consultants!
In February, we will be launching an entirely separate website - Help 4 Consultants. This site will be for all consultants, not just those working with nonprofit organizations. If you want to be notified when that site is up and running, let us know!
|Best of the Blog:
The American Red Cross and YOU
Hildys blog posts on the Red Cross were the most linked-to stories we have ever done this month. Perhaps that is because they dont focus just on the Red Cross, but on what we can all learn from their mistakes, to apply to our own organizations.
What Can Your Organization Learn from the American Red Cross?
SEE IT HERE
11 Ways to Focus on Vision and Values (the real issues at the Red Cross!)SEE IT HERE
|Use It Today:
Special for Start-ups: Showing a Track Record
How can you show you have a track record when you are just starting out? (The same goes for any new program, no matter how old your organization is!)
|Community-Driven Brain Teaser:
Young People and Philanthropy (Part 2)
This was SUCH a hot topic in our newsletter last month, that we have continued the conversation at the blog, and we have added a great new book to our bookstore - Raising Charitable Children.
How can we get young people involved in philanthropy?
In case you missed last months brain teaser
Raising Charitable Children
You can see from all we have been doing that things have been even more insane this month than our normal fever-pitch of activity. But when Hildys daughter shared this video, everything stopped. We all smiled. And for a moment, we could breathe.
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