I Know What Keeps You Awake at Night. 

 
 

As an experienced nonprofit professional who has lived each of the scenarios listed below, I understand how difficult the nonprofit world can be—and how rewarding. Throughout my 20 years of working in this environment, I have learned a number of strategies that make it possible to work effectively with leaders, staff, partners, members and donors in a manner that conveys trust, transparency, efficiency and genuine impact.  It has never been more important to have practical solutions while creating the infrastructure to identify and embrace future opportunities and translate those opportunities into actions.  My sole goal is to help your organization move beyond today’s challenges to achieve a brighter tomorrow.   

Sound Familiar?

Midnight – The Board Hour
“We are here to advise not to fundraise.”
“I am stepping down as board president.”
“I know it is not in the strategic plan, but I think we should do this.”

1:00 a.m. – The Staff Hour
“But I have worked here for ten years, you can’t let me go.”
“I can’t work with her.”
“I have cancer.” 

 

2:00 a.m. – The Government Hour
“I’m sorry; we can’t fund your contract this year.”
“You can expect payment in 90 days.”
“Remind me again what you do?”

3:00 a.m. – The Foundation Hour 
“Why don’t you merge with this organization?  You do the same thing.” 
“We can’t fund you because you ran a deficit last year.”
“Sorry, our funding priorities have changed.”

4:00 a.m. – The Donor Hour
“You have done so much for our family, but we can’t give now.”
“We give to our church and our alma mater.”
“I am so impressed with all you do with so little.”

5:00 a.m. – The Client Hour
“We decided to hold a protest rally in your lobby.”
“What happens if I throw this jar of non-dairy creamer out this 17th floor window?”
“I am going to come back with a gun.”

6:00 a.m. - Alarm
Good morning, happy Monday.

 

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