By Avrum Lapin Leadership fatigue is experienced by many in leadership positions, CEOs, football coaches, spiritual leaders, or Campaign Chairs. The energy and effort required to be an effective leader is exhausting, mentally, emotionally and physically. There are often points … [Read more...] about Avoiding Leadership Fatigue – The Measure of Fundraising Success
By Avrum Lapin and Andrea Otto Crowdfunding has been heralded as the next “really big thing” in philanthropy. According to a recent Pew Research center study, 22% of American adults have supported a crowdsourced online fundraising project. Translation… more than $34 billion in … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding 101: Is it For You…or Not?
By Avrum Lapin In the world of nonprofits - and especially at the intersection with the philanthropic marketplace, understanding and embracing relationships and personal connections is the path to organizational support and growth. Successful organizations have established an … [Read more...] about The Importance of Tracking Relationships: Cultivating and Stewarding Relationships with Donors
By Avrum Lapin One of the most commonly used new buzzwords in development and philanthropy recently has been “data.” Using data effectively, data analysis, and data philanthropy are terms and ideas that have quietly crept into our lexicon of development best practices. Using … [Read more...] about Synagogue Fundraising Success: Data is the Difference
By Avrum Lapin In much of the world of philanthropists, a family that has set up a family foundation communicates that someone has “made it.” It conveys a sense of status, and expresses a commitment to social responsibility. A family foundation says that income or wealth has … [Read more...] about Foundations That Act Like Individuals: Family Foundations Explored