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Larry Johnston

Much of what is called strategic planning by nonprofits is merely long range planning. In his latest blog, Larry Johnston looks at the characteristics of individuals and organizations that truly qualify as game-changing qualities. Be sure to read "What Makes You Strategic?"

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Barry McLeish
M/J VP Barry McLeish asserts that today some organizations have gone so far as to believe that donors are really desperate to have a relationship with them.  This seems to me to be a largely spurious notion.  Most nonprofit agencies cannot really provide all that a relationship entails – they cannot offer intimacy or much mutuality or other issues that characterize a relationship. What can they offer? Barry tells you in "What Donors Want and Need." Read Barry's blog here...




Sally Funk
Sally Funk asks hard questions about whether or not we are to take the concept of "best practices" seriously. Sure, the literature discusses best practices regularly -- and you'll find seminars and workshops that purport to identify practices to which you should aspire. But studying the subject and implementing best practices in your organization are two very different things. Read Sally's blog here...