Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival round-up on The Work Behind the Work—the methods and tools you use to stay focused, productive and happy on the job (or the barriers that keep you from getting there). Alas, most of us can’t count on a sunny afternoon at the pool to recoup.
I’m thrilled to share with you this sampling from the powerful posts submitted by you and your nonprofit peers. The thought, focus and care with which contributors shaped their shared guidance is awe inspiring, and I so appreciate it (and them/you). Here are the most relevant submissions:
1) When things are hectic and your To-Do list is long, its easy to get overwhelmed and unproductive. Avoid these three common pitfalls that lead to burnout, cautions Megan Keane, membership director at NTEN.
2) Working in a small (ok, tiny) development shop, means that Carrie Packard, development director at The Delores Project, deals with an endless To-Do list married with constantly-changing priorities. She relies on these tools to make it through the day, week, and year (with her sanity intact).
Welcome to guest blogger Amy Eisenstein, whose superb guidebook—Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops—was just released . Grab it, it’s great.
Wish you knew how to build and deepen relationships with people who can advance your issue or cause—like major gift prospects—but you just don’t how?
Fundraisers who work in small development shops are frequently overwhelmed by the details of grant writing, direct mail, and event planning. I’ve been there, and I bet you have too.
As a result, you can end up leaving a lot of money on the table. And you marketers face the same pressures from a different set of challenges!