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2014 Wishlist of Books for Nonprofit Folk and Giveaway

The featured article is my annual list of book recommendations for people involved with nonprofits.  It is a curated list with recommendations from leading nonprofit thought leaders.  This is always my most popular blog post of the year and has become my signature piece each year.


The Search for a New Executive Director in a Small Nonprofit

The featured article describes a process for a small nonprofit to use for the search and hiring of new executive staff.  Links to other recent articles and upcoming events in New Jersey. Go directly to the article on the blog here.


Wishlist of Books for Nonprofit Folk and Blockbuster Giveaway

The featured article is my annual post on a Wishlist of Books for Nonprofit Folk.  This is not "my" list.  I have asked leading nonprofit thought leaders to recommend books for this list and it is a resource people check out all year long. Check it out and find direct links to many of the books here on the website's wishlist's page.

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Spring 2013

2013 Nonprofit Finance Fund Survey

The featured article has highlights of the 2013 State of the Nonprofit Sector report with 6000 nonprofits reporting.  This report also includes a state analysis tool which can provide some pretty illuminating information.  This article includes a specific analysis of NJ versus the US total.

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November 2012 Newsletter -
Tis the Busiest Time of the Year

The featured article has last minute tips for year-end online fundraising.  Also, there's a link to the very popular annual post of Books for Nonprofit Folk.  This is a curated list  of recommendations from Nonprofit thought leaders.



April 2012 Newsletter -
Rethink…Energize…Action! Connect Your Strategic Plan and Fundraising

The featured article discusses the opportunities and importance of integrating your strategic plan into your fundraising efforts.





December 2011 Newsletter - New Year's Eve - The "Most Giving" Day of the Year and a Wishlist of Books for Nonprofit Folk

This newsletter features an article with important tips for year-end fundraising and links articles to recommend books for the nonprofit community.  The reommendations come from nonprofit leaders - not just me.


Summer 2011 Newsletter - Being on a Board and Donating Online

This newsletter features two of Marion's recent presentations. You can download the powerpoint presentation for both of them.

Being on a Board - What's It All About

Donating Online - How to Make It Work Best for Your Nonprofit



Winter 2011 Newsletter - Real Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid Response World 

 The featured article describes the process for using David LaPiana's streamlined model for using strategic planning to address a "big question."



June 2010 Newsletter - Planning a Board Retreat

Highlights my three articles on Planning a Board Retreat.  These articles which are included in the Free Management Library at are among the most read articles on my blog.



Winter (January 2010) Newsletter - Nonprofit Reading List and Resolutions

Features great ideas for a reading list and resolutions for nonprofits in 2010 and my favorite post of 2009