Savor a daily dose of Maya Angelou

With the death of Maya Angelou on May 28, we’ve lost the voice of the celebrated African American author, poet and civil activist. But we shall not lose her words. One way to continue to draw wisdom and enrichment from such an inspiring person is to have a month-long collection of her words. Then when […]

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The power of storytelling

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories. In our sector we are doing tremendous work that is often powerful and intriguing. To explain your mission to prospective donors and volunteers, to reporters, to businesses, to funders . . . tell your stories! Here at RMA, we often remind our clients […]

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The wisdom of nonprofit icon John Gardner

John W. Gardner (1912-2002) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson. During World War II he served in the United States Marine Corps as a captain. In 1955 he became president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and he was also the founder of two influential national U.S. organizations: Common […]

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Leadership quotes

It’s been awhile since we offered some of our favorite quotations that relate in some form or another to developing bold leadership in the nonprofit sector. Longtime readers of RichTIPS know that I often decry the trend that too many people of authority in nonprofit organizations think only as managers and rarely as visionary leaders. […]

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