In “Building Your Analytics Shop,” Marianne Pelletier sets forth an easy-to-follow process for brainstorming what analytics looks like for your particular organization, how to build consensus with leadership and turn momentum into real deliverables.
The themes and issues dominating the evolution of the prospect development profession and community were prevalent throughout all the keynotes, educational sessions and networking events that comprised Prospect Development 2016.
According to Mish, one of the cornerstones for building influence — whether up, down or sideways — is listening. She says Steven Covey’s habit number five in "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” "seek first to understand, then to be understood,” captures this.
Simply stated, intrapreneurship is the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within an organization, including the willingness to accept risk and sometimes failure.
Here’s a story of how we at the University of Washington (UW) tried to help our fundraising team keep their eyes on the largest, more transformative gifts during a campaign.