Hello Nonprofit Enthusiast! Welcome to my Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I curate my favorite nonprofit articles, resources and blogs from the week! Enjoy!

Organizations that are experiencing the middle child syndrome have been managed well enough to achieve a certain level of success, but to break through to the next level management practices need to change.
— Otis Fulton and Katrina VanHuss

When it comes to your nonprofit organization, summer fun and fundraising go hand in hand. It’s time to leverage the fact that school’s out and everyone’s looking for something exciting to do with their free time.
— Ellie Burke

Naturally, retention varies among charities and even among donor segments, but the message is clear: Too many donors are losing interest. That’s a problem, because low retention requires more spending on donor acquisition, which is already more expensive than retention.
— George Crankovic

4.  On Taking Power Through Resisting Dominance: Celebrating Deaf Resistance with Action

***As a grandparent to a person who is Hard of Hearing this movement is important to me. I had to include it in my top 5 favorites because I believe that "change" does take time and the key is to not give up. 

by Anna Berry and Ruth McCambridge at @npquarterly

There’s little new in the idea that those who seek to represent others rather than stand with them in support as they represent themselves can end up saboteurs of strength-based development.
— Anna Berry and Ruth McCambridge

There you go, some annoying cliches and some new expressions that hopefully will become their own tiresome cliches in the near future. At the very least, we haven’t reached the point where we’re punching puppies, like in the for-profit sector. What the heck are they doing over there?
— Vu

I get it. You have a lot of history with them and you feel bad that things have turned out the way they have but listen to me:

It’s better to end the relationship with a bad board member than to put the organization in jeopardy.