How to Build Trust in Collaborative Fundraising

How to Build Trust in Collaborative Fundraising

Despite having good will and the best intentions, our fundraising campaign failed. It wasn’t because we didn’t meet our funding goal; it was because we were unable to get it started. I initially attributed my feelings of disappointment to the result of being a small...
How to Build Collaborative Fundraising Relationships

How to Build Collaborative Fundraising Relationships

What started off as curiosity about creating a supportive environment for social innovators soon gave way to skepticism as the conversation turned to how to move this idea forward.  A prospective partner posed a critical question that the meeting organizers hadn’t...
When Collaboration Proves Difficult, These Steps May Help

When Collaboration Proves Difficult, These Steps May Help

When we work together it’s easy to make assumptions about someone being difficult. However, underneath these assumptions are often problems with the human system we’re a part of, which is what really needs to be addressed. I was involved in a failed attempt to...
Advancing Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Advancing Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Over the past year I’ve been deepening my understanding of equity and inclusion and my role in advancing these values.  In sharing what I’ve learned my wish is that you come away inspired to help your workplace better resemble the change you seek to be in the world....
How to Achieve Greater Impact Through Virtual Teams

How to Achieve Greater Impact Through Virtual Teams

Over the years I’ve been a member of, and consulted with, numerous virtual teams that are committed to making our communities better places to live. Through these experiences I’ve learned that the success of virtual teams ultimately depends upon the quality of...

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