FUNdraising Good Times: Radical thoughts about nonprofit boards

FUNdraising Good Times: Radical thoughts about nonprofit boards

“How many of your current board members are actually worth paying? If you had to pay your members what board positions would you fund?” These questions caught our eye as we read a promotional piece for a book about philanthropy. The author, Jimmy LaRose poses provocative ideas in Re-Imagining Philanthropy....

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Interim leadership: blessing or curse?

Interim leadership: blessing or curse?

One of the biggest changes within the life of a nonprofit is the change in leadership. In most cases this will be accompanied by a period of transition with an interim leader. The position is short-term and in most cases temporary. We have seen interims who serve as placeholders or...

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What Will Your References Say About Your Organization

What Will Your References Say About Your Organization

When people want to know more about your nonprofit, who do they talk to? Who serves as a reference? How can you help ensure your references speak knowledgeably and with specifics? Don’t take your references for granted. Take time to talk with those you ask to serve as a reference....

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How to be a Confident Nonprofit Solicitor, Part 2

How to be a Confident Nonprofit Solicitor, Part 2

Fear of heights. Fear of snakes. Fear of asking someone to give to a nonprofit organization. While we can’t help with the first two, we can provide suggestions for overcoming fear of soliciting. Personally asking someone to make a gift to a nonprofit you believe in is one of the...

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Fundraising Matchmaking: Solicitors and Prospects, Part 1

Fundraising Matchmaking: Solicitors and Prospects, Part 1

Personal solicitation is the backbone of nonprofit fundraising. It is also an area that many organizations and institutions shy away from. Learn how to improve revenue from personal solicitation. Because it is impossible to personally solicit every current or prospective donor, personal solicitation is reserved for individuals who can make...

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