Blog Post, Fundraising, Strategy & Implementation

Learning and Leading

October 25, 2017

We seem to say it every year. Where is the time going?

2018 is right around the corner, and busy year-end work is well underway. But one day from summer 2017 still resonates, for its important information as well as reminders that being part of the nonprofit word truly is a calling — a vocation in which we can all take great pride.

Members of our team attended Fundraising Day in New York, the annual conference hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, with The Munshine Group serving as Registration Sponsor for FRDNY 2017.

We’ve been comparing notes from various sessions, part of our ongoing process to stay ahead of the curve as a leading fundraising, communications, strategy and implementation firm — and as trusted advisors to those we serve.

Heather Wolf, Senior Consultant at The Munshine Group, says, “It was inspiring to see such a large group of fundraising professionals gathered together to strengthen their knowledge and learn from each other.”

We’re glad to be able to say that the programs validate our collaborative approach, uniting professionals with varied backgrounds who share key things in common:  being the best at what they do, and working together to help nonprofits achieve more.

Continually learning is part of being a good leader, and sharing those lessons makes everyone better.

And when it comes to leadership, The Chronicle of Philanthropy compiled some of the best insights from some of the biggest names in nonprofits.  It’s a worthwhile read to check out who said what, but the takeaways can be boiled down to:

  • Think Big
  • Keep Your Cool
  • Listen Well
  • Stand Firm
  • Be Transparent
  • Take Risks
  • Know Their Pain
  • Connect With Others
  • Pick Up The Phone

Whether you pick up the phone or email, we look forward to connecting with you.

PS:  In thinking about leadership, and the important characteristics of hard work and high standards, our team talked about favorite quotes on the subject.  This one is a classic.

Do you have a favorite? Tweet it using #TMGLeadership.