donor retention

Donor Management Made Easy: 5 Ways to Engage Your Donors and Raise More Money

Jené Kapela Uncategorized

(I wrote this article on donor management quite some time ago on request, but it was never picked up and published – so now I’m sharing it with all of you!) Donor retention hinges on knowing who your donors are, communicating to them consistently, creatively, and personally, involving them in the organization’s work, and, most importantly, having a systematic plan …

Leading Difficult People: The Role of Emotional Intelligence

Jené Kapela Uncategorized

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present at the Mensa Annual Gathering on the topic, Leading Difficult People: The Role of Emotional Intelligence. I always have such a fun time at “Nerd Camp” because the people who attend really want to learn and grow – and they are open to new experiences. However, I still thought I was …

Are you a busy person? You should read this.

Jené Kapela Focus on you, General things you should read, Uncategorized

Everyone I know is busy. Busy with work, busy with volunteering, busy with family… busy trying to balance so many different responsibilities with not enough time. Being busy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Busy people are generally much more productive than people who aren’t. But there is danger in falling into a pattern of busyness – people who are busy …