Announcing the Blog Team for the Communications Network Annual Conference

I’m thrilled to announce the Communications Network/Philanthropy411 Blog Team for the Communications Network Fall 2013 Annual Conference!  We’ll be blogging from New Orleans starting with the pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, October 2nd.  Follow along with the conference hashtag:  #comnetwork13 and follow @Com_Network and @Philanthropy411 for tweets about the conference and blog posts. Here is your  Communications Network/Philanthropy411 Blog Team: Cynthia Dodd Adcock Vice President, Communications and Marketing Independent Sector @cyndodd William Albert Chief Program Officer The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy @balbert1   Liz Banse Vice President Resource Media @LizBanse   Dan Brady Communications Manager Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers @givingforum   Jorge Cino Creative Writer & Nonprofit Communications Specialist @jorgecino   Kate Emanuel Senior Vice … Continue reading Announcing the Blog Team for the Communications Network Annual Conference

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1 Mistake to Avoid When Hiring Consultants

I was once asked by a community foundation to submit a proposal to conduct an evaluation. I asked how many other consultants he was requesting bids from. “Fifty,” he said. “Fifty?” I replied, stunned. “Five-zero?”  “Yes,” he proudly answered. “I pre-screened fifty evaluators and I sent them all the RFP.”  This was to conduct a $40,000 evaluation. I politely declined, since my three-year-old could do the math and realize the chances of success were low (I would rather focus resources on clients who seek us out because of reputation or past success working with their organization). Months later I checked in with him. He was exhausted and overwhelmed, and he’d had to postpone other projects he was working on. It … Continue reading 1 Mistake to Avoid When Hiring Consultants

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Who Is on Your Red Team?

Kris discusses the concept and benefits of having a red team and explains what type of organizations should consider having one. https://putnam-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/Putnam-131018-Q3-Who-is-on-Your-Red-Team-Rev.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadShare

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