Fundraising is a leadership issue

by | Jul 8, 2016 | CEO/Executive Directors | 0 comments

Last year, I wrote about how a fundraising problem is a leadership problem. This post was based on my experience in the field and the experience of my clients. Now that the nonprofit leadership research results are in, the facts are in. Not only is philanthropy a leadership issue, but there are practical things for leaders to do to move fundraising forward.

npEXPERTS - Philanthropy by the NumbersThe numbers in the research caused the folks at Blackbaud to ask me to write a foreward to their latest npEXPERTS book, Philanthropy by the Numbers. You can get the entire book for free at:

Philanthropy by the Numbers Authors

They pulled together a great group of authors to cover the latest trends in philanthropy. We each wrote to help nonprofit leaders and fundraisers stay ahead of the curve. The authors include:

  • Marc Pitman (Concord Leadership Group) – @marcapitman
  • Lori L. Jacobwith (Ignited Fundraising) – @ljacobwith
  • Mary Winkler (Urban Institute) – @marykwinkler
  • David Hessekiel (Cause Marketing Forum) – @davecause
  • Annie Rhodes (MicroEdge) – @anniemrhodes
  • Austin Graff (Honest Tea) – @austinkgraff
  • Steve MacLaughlin (Blackbaud) – @smaclaughlin
  • Heather Mansfield (Nonprofit Tech for Good) – @nonprofitorgs
  • Vu Le (Rainier Valley Corps) – @nonprofitwballs
  • Rick Dunham (Dunham + Company) – @rickdunham
  • Gail Perry (Fired-Up Fundraising) – @gailperrync

Fundraising rests on leadership

My foreword “Philanthropy is a Leadership Issue” is now available on their blog at:


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