Professional Development

Online learning made easy at

Am I the only CFRE certificant who struggles to schedule continuing education hours? Hardly.

I am pleased to share with you one of my solutions as a new Silver member to

Founded in 1999, CharityHowTo has evolved into a dynamic website where content experts teach nonprofit professionals. The site provides easy access to fundraising webinars through live and on-demand options. (more…)

Online learning made easy for nonprofit professionals

Screen Shot 2013-10-12 at 12.29.40 PMIf you have not yet discovered the online learning library at, you have been missing out friends! Nonprofit Webinars is a wonderful online community providing nonprofit professional development at no cost to viewers. More than 10,000 nonprofit professionals (more…)

Transparency In Giving | Foundation Center

Slide38“We think that the foundation should have glass pockets.” -Russell Leffingwell, Chair, Carnegie Corporation, 1952 is a website created by the Foundation Center that focuses on transparency and accountability practices of small to large foundations. As discussed on, foundations are using the internet and social media to be more accessible to the public than ever before. You may want to follow their blog: Transparency Talk. The Foundation Center site is chock-full of all sorts of goodies including:

Workafrolics: Richard St. John’s 8 secrets of success

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Invest More Time with Board Members

Slide42A thoughtful study with more than 3,000 Executive Directors from nonprofits across the country is compiled in the Daring to Lead 2011 report, a joint project led by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation.

Rick Moyers, co-author of the report, understands executive directors will be better served by investing more time with their board members.

Moyers believes: (more…)

New Book: Social Media for Social Good

socialmediaforsocialgoodHeather Mansfield’s new book, Social Media for Social Good, was written as a “step-by-step strategic plan and packed with hundreds of social media and mobile technology best practices (table of contents).

Defining Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 communications and fundraising, and the book will help you understand your nonprofits Return on Investment (ROI) from utilizing social media and mobile technology.”

A nonprofit social media guru, you will enjoy not only reading Heather’s book but also following her online: (more…)

Professional Development for Development Professionals

Last week I renewed my AFP membership. I also became a new member of BoardSource.

A quick read of the BoardSource website says they have “more than 12,000 nonprofit leaders from around the globe.” One of my main reasons for joining BoardSource, in addition to the incredible publications they offer, was to have greater access to their professional growth opportunities. Below is a sampling of their upcoming offerings. As you will see, membership does have its privileges, but there is a nonmember rate as well. (more…)