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AFP DC Washington D.C. Metro Chapter: Advanced Executives: Top 15 Strategic Mistakes Nonprofits Make

June 5, 2018

We’ll examine the 15 most common significant mistakes nonprofits make in their overall business strategy, marketing strategy, fundraising, communications, board development, and delivery of services. For each, we’ll explore what the mistake is and why it’s a problem.  Then we’ll discuss how to recognize whether or not your nonprofit suffers from that issue and to what extent.  Finally, understand how to address each issue, and turn the lemons into lemonade!

Learn Objectives:

  • Objectively evaluate the most important strategic mistakes your nonprofit may be making
  • Understand what the solution is to each problem and how to implement it 


  • Allan Pressell, CEO/Founder, PowerSite123

Session details:


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

8:30 - 10:00 AM


AARP, 601 E St NW, Washington, DC 20049

Registration Fees:

Member Pricing:

$25 flat registration fee

Non-Member Pricing:

$45 early bird non-member

$55 for regular non-member registration

$65 onsite non-member registration


Register Here!
Thank you to our Sponsor!
Allan Pressel Bio
Allan Pressel is founder and CEO of PowerSite123 (– which helps nonprofits and for-profits create world-class websites, social media, and online marketing to further their mission.  PowerSite123’s unique “Functionality Management System” enables any organization to have its own powerful, interactive website quickly, affordably, and with no technical skills required. Allan was named as one of the world’s leading e-philanthropy experts by the ePhilanthropy Foundation.  He was given the Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush.  Allan is the co-author of Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools and Trade Secrets .
Previously, Allan was a co-founder of i-Cube, which had a highly successful IPO in June, 1998, and was later acquired by Razorfish.  i-Cube was profitable every quarter for 7 years.  i-Cube helped large corporations develop an IT/Internet strategy and implement it through software/web development and consulting services -- much like PowerSite123 does for nonprofits and small businesses. Prior to founding i-Cube, Allan was a technology strategy consultant at Arthur Anderson and First Consulting Group.  Allan holds a M.B.A from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and a B.A. from Brandeis University, and attended the London School of Economics and London Business School.  He has co-founded and sits on the boards of several nonprofits.  Allan is also an All-American springboard diver and has visited over 85 countries.