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About susandetwiler

26 years for-profit work; 7 years nonprofit; and I see a lot of overlap -- and differences. Let's explore them! Currently consulting to nonprofit organizations in fundraising, strategic planning, leadership development and marketing. Currently also considering how to help people become better philanthropists with their time and money.

Nominating the Right Board President

We’re pleased to bring you this guest blog post about nominating your nonprofit’s board president, written by Susan Detwiler of The Detwiler Group.  Susan is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.  Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants are an elite group … Continue reading

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It’s February. Do you know where your strategic plan is?

We’re pleased to bring you this guest blog post from Susan Detwiler of The Detwiler Group.  Susan is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.  Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants are an elite group of independent consultants that have been selected … Continue reading

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I give. Please join me! The case for nonprofit board giving.

We’re pleased to bring you this guest blog post from Susan Detwiler of The Detwiler Group.  Susan is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.  Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants are an elite group of independent consultants that have been selected … Continue reading

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A Board Exercise in Gratitude

We are pleased to bring you this article from Susan Detwiler, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.  Where there is no gratitude, there is no meaningful movement; human affairs become rocky, painful, coldly indifferent, unpleasant, and finally break off altogether. The … Continue reading

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The One Thing Strategic Plans Forget

We are pleased to bring you this article from Susan Detwiler, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.  Ahh, the glorious feeling of looking at the month after next on your calendar and seeing whole empty days. How easy it is to … Continue reading

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One Assumption Board Presidents Should NEVER Make

We are pleased to bring you this article from Susan Detwiler, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.  Whether or not your board acts like a team may actually depend on whether you’ve told them they are. There’s great research  out now … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview: How They Did It!

We are pleased to bring you this article from Susan Detwiler, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.  This topic, an important issue for all nonprofits helps us to consider the importance of benchmarks in the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and … Continue reading

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