Welcome to the very first Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants!
I’m Kivi Leroux Miller, the founder of this carnival and this week’s host. I blog on Nonprofit Communications, so check out the rest of this site if you are interested in that topic.
Here are the seven posts I’ve selected for this week’s edition.
- Peter Brinckerhoff at Mission-Based Management says nonprofits need to push back to avoid being under-funded and over-worked in On Strike.
- Jeff Brooks at Donor Power Blog reminds us to use words that make sense to our audience, not just to ourselves in Private Language in Public Places. Watch the lingo and buzzwords!
- Ken Goldstein at the Nonprofit Consultant Blog wonders, are there Too Many Nonprofits? He explains that while mergers are sometimes worthwhile, merging just for the sake of “efficiency” can leave needs unserved.
- Toby Bloomberg at the Diva Marketing Blog reviews a new book on nonprofit marketing called “Robin Hood Marketing“
- Dave Lorenzo at Career Intensity Blog offers tips on dealing with grumpy people in Practice Your Powers of Persuasion.
- Lelia Johnson at Data-Scribe Blog reminds us to watch who we include in the To: field of our emails in Sending Email to Lots of People.
- Mike Burns at Nonprofit Board Crisis says boards that are too polite are setting themselves up for Mediocrity.
And the Bonus Host Post:
Thanks to everyone who submitted a post. We got lots of great submissions, but seven is the rule for this carnival. Please continue to submit your best posts with advice for nonprofits to npc.carnival AT yahoo.com. Next week’s carnival will also be posted on this blog. Submissions are due Friday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Visit the carnival homepage for details, including how to subscribe to our feed, so you’ll get a link to each edition automatically, and how to sign up for our contributors’ mailing list so you’ll get reminders about deadlines, themes, etc.