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Eschewing Ethics

I read an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today that turned my stomach.  The piece, “Let Psychiatrists Talk about Trump’s Mental State” was written by Leonard L. Glass, a part-time associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and senior attending psychiatrist at McLean … Continue reading

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Some Supporters Can’t Support That

Controversy and politics can have a deleterious effect on nonprofit organizations, and the Public Theater should have been aware of the potential risks. Continue reading

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It’s Not Their Job, It’s Our Job

When I lived in Oregon, I attended a church in downtown Portland.  On a weekly basis, I saw many homeless men and women sitting in doorways with their belongings in shopping carts, panhandling for money to pay for food and … Continue reading

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The Nonprofit Minimum Wage Conundrum

When I started working in the nonprofit sector after college, I worked as an assistant preschool teacher in daycare center.  I was paid above minimum wage, but not a lot above minimum wage.  I got semiannual raises, but they weren’t … Continue reading

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Payola

Back in the 50s, radio gained in popularity as a way to market music for America’s youth.   Baby-boomers discovered pop music and rock and roll, and because of post WWII prosperity, teenagers had money to spend on records and concerts.  … Continue reading

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If You Want Business Support For Your Organization, Meet People in Business

I have talked to a lot of organizations over the past few years.  I have had informational interviews, job interviews, and some general conversations about organizational fundraising.  Topics of conversation generally centered around things like grant writing, major gifts, and … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing with Your Donor Lists?

I used to work for a well known catalog company ten years ago.  The company had three separate catalogs at the time.  If a customer called with an order for one, I would ask if they would be interested in … Continue reading

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