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May Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Leadership in Fundraising

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Leadership in Fundraising

I’m delighted to be hosting May’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival.

With the presidential primaries well underway and the UK about to vote in the biggest referendum in a generation, leadership is a hot topic at the moment. I have been reading and thinking about the subject a lot recently and thought it would make for a great carnival topic. 

I strongly believe there is a leadership deficit in fundraising. The evidence of this? High staff turnover at nonprofits, a focus on short-term planning and results and a dearth of strategic thinking. Of course, there are brights spots and exceptions to this, but they are not as common as I would like!

So, for this month’s carnival I’d love to hear your stories and ideas about leadership:

  • Which leader do you most admire?

  • Who are the best, and worst, leaders you have worked for? What made them so good/bad?

  • What does leadership mean to you?

  • How can you be a leader in more junior roles?

  • How can fundraising solve its leadership crisis?

  • What are your ‘go-to’ leadership resources? For example, do you have a favourite book or Ted talk on the subject?

How To Submit Your Blog Post:

Submitting your posts to the Nonprofit Blog Carnival couldn't be easier. Just send both the URL of your post and a 2-3 sentence summary of your post to: [email protected] by Friday, May 27th to be considered! I'll be reviewing all submissions and choosing ones for inclusion in a "blog round up" post at the end of May.

April’s Carnival

Hosted by Erik Andersen of Donor Dreams blog, the topic was ‘Advice To My Younger Fundraiser Self’. Read some of the funny, insightful and moving stories on Erik’s blog.