Staff Development

  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...

.....giving yourself permission to make these stories personal by visiting the sites you need to raise money for will help you a lot. It will make you more effective when you talk about it. It will help you imagine taking donors there. And It will...