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Ah 2013…a few years ago…speaking with colleagues in Toronto. Yes, indeed…Some years ago! But maybe you’ll find the interview interesting…curious…informative…Who knows!

Article and Blog Mentions, and Interviews

I regularly write new stuff…whether for my own monthly newsyletter or my weekly blog. You can subscribe to either the newyletter or the blog on the homepage of this website.

Search me on the Internet to find new and old articles featured in various sources.

Authored Books

Firing Lousy Board Members: And Helping the Others Succeed, 2014

Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relationships, (Tom Ahern, co-author), 2007.

Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last, 3rd Edition, 2011.

Contributing author

The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field, 2013. Contributors include: Jean Block, Ellen Bristol, Bob Crandall, Gayle Gifford, Simone Joyaux, Sandy Macnab, Ken Stroman, and more.

Donor Retention Project.com, 2012. 12 interviews. 12 action guides. Contributors include Roger Craver, Jonathon Grapsas, Pamela Grow, Simone Joyaux, John Lepp, Marc Pitman, Adrian Sargeant, Lisa Sargent, and more.

(Me)volution: Change Begins With Me, 2012 by Jon Duschinsky and Tony Myers. Contributors are Tom Ahern, Ken Burnett, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Fraser Green, Simone Joyaux, and Jana Ledvinová.

The Fundraising Feasibility Study: It’s Not About the Money, 2007. Contributors include: Martin Novom, Anne Peyton, Linda Lysakowski, Gene Scanlan, Simone Joyaux, and more.

Web Column

For years, I wrote a semi-monthly Web column, “Unraveling Development,” for the Nonprofit Quarterly. Here are some of my favorites. See the complete archives at NPQ.

By the way, all of these are still relevant! These columns aren’t traditional “new news.” My columns were built to last. And they’re built to share…with your boss, your colleagues, your board members.

Bylined Articles

“Technician or Leader: Do you have the right stuff? Do you even want the right stuff?” Advancing philanthropy, July 2020. www.afpglobal.org.

“Rebels, Renegades, and Pioneers.” Advancing Philanthropy, April 2018. (Co-written with Ligia Peña.)

“Enhance Attrition or Thank and Release? Firing Lousy Board Members,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Spring 2012 (See the PDF in my Free Download Library. And check out my 2013 book, Firing Lousy Board Members, a detailed expansion of the article.)

“Your Board and Fundraising,” Asking Matters, January 3, 2012

“Destroy Your Executive Committee,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer, 2011. (See the PDF in my Free Download Library.)

“Tips for Using a Fund Development Consultant,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Fall 2005

“Involving Your Board Members in Fund Development,” National Guild for Community Arts Education (members only site)

“Are You Just a Great Fundraising Technician or More?” Philanthropy and Fundraising Australia (members only site)


Distinguished Fellow from AFP Global, 2019.

David E. Sweet Award from Leadership Rhode Island, 2010. Awarded for demonstrating outstanding commitment to the community and inspiring others to serve.

Rhode Island’s Outstanding Philanthropic Citizen Award, 2003. Awarded for significant contribution as a donor and volunteer.

Rhode Island’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, 1987. Awarded for contributions as a professional.

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