There are too many non-profit fundraising leaders who just don’t value good non-profit management. I don’t think it’s because they are bad people or they wouldn’t like good management. I think they are good people and they would love great management – but they just don’t DO it.
Nonprofits are tempted every day to move major donors around like pieces on a chess board. Are you treating them like partners involved in your mission? Or are you just doing what’s best for the organization?