Board

Don’t Read This If You’re Looking for a Shortcut in Major Gifts
May 8, 2017 at 10:13 am

We believe that being a major gift officer is the hardest fundraising job in the industry. It’s incredibly hard. You have to not only develop relationships with donors, but with every one of your colleagues to help you inspire and solicit donors with your organization’s great projects...

The Importance of an Annual Board Retreat
May 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm

At the end of the day our organization and I need highly trained and motivated volunteers to help in a variety of roles, especially fundraising. A board retreat is a great tool to use for this purpose. I strongly encourage annual retreats...

Tips for Dealing With Ethical Dilemmas in the Nonprofit Sector
May 2, 2017 at 12:53 am

Ethical dilemmas are inevitable. They happen to the best of us, but not to fear! The good news is that it’s not the end of the world. It might seem like it when these dilemmas initially hit, but have faith that you can handle the pressure...

Unlock Your Board’s Full Potential: 4 Keys to Effective Governance
April 28, 2017 at 9:48 am

The importance of a high-functioning and accountable nonprofit board of directors has never been greater. An effective board can mean the difference between expanding mission objectives and failed initiatives, between meeting constituent needs and shrinking programming, and between hitting financial goals and worrying about meeting payroll...

Random Fundraising Resources and Thoughts
April 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Learn from others. Measure what matters. Start out right. Live out thankfulness. This old dog knows that it takes more than these four things to be a successful and fulfilled fundraiser, but this isn’t a bad place to begin for anyone new to the profession or looking to hit the reset button on his or her career in the nonprofit sector...

Nonprofit Execs Bristle Over National Group’s Push to Pay Board Members, Empower CEOs
April 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

To date, nonprofit leaders have looked skeptically at the concept of compensating board members for their “volunteer” service. But the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is backing the move to financially compensate board members, as well as give more oversight to those paid professionals who manage nonprofits. The movement is cause for…