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October 3, 2019

Maxie Carpenter Has a New Take On Nonprofits

Maxie Carpenter and Development Systems International have a new take on nonprofit leadership. Maxie asks the question, NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: EFFECTIVE OR EFFICIENT?” Effectiveness has always been a driver of Leadership and nonprofit success, particularly since Peter Drucker formulated the rules and required habits of thought in 1967’s The Effective Executive. This book had an enormous impact on all kinds of leaders in all kinds of sectors, not just the for-profit marketplace because Drucker identified that doing the […]
November 22, 2019

Maxie Carpenter Says, “Nonprofits Must Operate As For-Profits”

Maxie Carpenter says a lot of things. Here’s what he has to say about charity and free market enterprise principles. I’ve been encouraging Nonprofits since the 2008 US financial collapse to look at their organizations more like a business. The rationale made sense to me coming from the for-profit marketplace, where most of my career was in retail. The most significant obstacle I faced was the resistance to change in the culture pf Nonprofits, especially […]
December 29, 2019

Maxie Carpenter Shares, “Top 5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2020”

Maxie Carpenter shares the top five 5 RC Factors (Resistance to Change) in the Nonprofit Sector. The timing couldn’t be better to highlight five (5) recommendations for Nonprofits to adopt as New Year’s resolutions moving into 2020. These recommendations are deriving from five (5) significant trends that are reshaping the sector and will force Nonprofit organizations to either adapt and transform or be left behind. 1. The need to increase compensation for Staff will no […]
January 28, 2020

Has Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Exceeded Its Expiration Date?

“Has Association of Fundraising Professionals Exceeded Their Expiration Date?” is a question I recently posed to author and veteran fundraiser Jimmy LaRose. Why ask Jimmy? He’s been in nonprofit management for over three decades and exited AFP (with quite a bit of attention from the Nonprofit Sector) to launch the