Staff Development

  30 August 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   One of the more frustrating parts of a fundraiser’s job happens when people don’t actually do what they said they would do. OK – any job. Donors promise a reply by Tuesday and Friday rolls around without a word. ...

  19 July 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   It’s a common lament. All-volunteer organizations looking to hire their first staff position. Much larger organizations feeling everything would balance out if they just had that administrative position, or another land steward, or a Fundraising Manager, or …   Well...

  19 October 2021   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   In an ideal world, an organization would hire development staff in the Fall – in October or November. This is true regardless of whether the staff person was a new member of an existing team or whether it...

  22 June 2021   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   For several years running, I had the great privilege of helping raise money for Nature Conservancy projects on the Door County Peninsula. We would meet people a small county airport (Cherryland Airport), load them up in a van,...

  By David Allen, Development for Conservation   If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Vu Le of Nonprofit AF is a gifted writer and humorist who blogs weekly about nonprofit work. Much of his material is related to Equity and Inclusion from the perspective of the non-white...