My Top 10 Posts of 2014

This has been a great year — a year in which, among many challenges and accomplishments, I’m thrilled to have launched this blog.


Photo courtesy of Dennis Skley on Flickr

I’m especially grateful for you, the handful of people who have come aboard and supported my journey into becoming a writer, in addition to a nonprofit professional. Your support and encouragement have kept me going!

As I look back on Year 1 (or should I call this Year 0?), I thought I might share the Top 10 posts from the year — those that received the most shares on social media and email and the most views on my website. I thought this might be especially helpful for those who have subscribed more recently — you may have missed some earlier posts that you might find interesting or helpful.

How to Spend More, Smartly, on Development

In my last post, I showed you how to use a smart management tool to get a handle on your budget and figure out how much your organization should be spending on development.

If you tried it out, I’d bet you a box of off-brand ball point pens that it told you that you’re underinvesting.


Photo courtesy of OTA Photos on Flickr

What?!? Are you suggesting that I increase my overhead? Maybe.