Gotcha Journalism

Recently, I blogged about the NPR video and criticized the fundraiser.  The more I thought about this, the more compelled I felt to write more and the takeaways from this event and others.Orient your staff on their responsibility to represent your organization at all times. Depending on the role—especially those in leadership positions—nonprofit professionals should…

Press Release – Examiner – Raising Money is Hard Work

Article menu>>Matt BeemPresident and COOHartsook Companies, Inc.Raising money is hard workSaturday, March 26, 2011Independence, MO – I traveled earlier this week to the Association of Fundraising Professionals 48th International Conference in Chicago. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AFP is the world’s largest association of professional fundraisers.You can find AFP on the web at www.afpnet.org. It hosts…

Are You Kidding Me?????

As an outspoken fundraiser, I have no choice—I have to address the NPR fundraising scandal.  On the heels of an unscientific, online survey posted on the AFP website that was heralded as the ethics challenges facing the profession . . . well, maybe ethics are worse than I thought.  Clearly stupidity is.I’ve earned a reputation…