Integrity and character come first — plain and simple. That’s the bottom line shared by my friend Marc Whitt in his new book.
An effective board embodies credibility and confidence in its institution. It’s one to which leaders aspire to serve; one that knows its strategic role, its fiduciary role and where members leverage their influence to help secure support and engagement.
As governments debate how to open their economies back up, questions remain on the pandemic’s impact on charitable giving.
A stellar fundraising program continually deepens relationships with an expanding donor base through ethical, donor-focused engagement. When it comes to nonprofits, a donor’s journey should not be difficult.
During these turbulent times, a nonprofit board chair can be a beacon of light, providing much needed steady leadership.
Fundraising really is all about relationships — genuine relationships that you build with donors on behalf of those you serve.
We find that the most successful nonprofits understand the value of strategically securing additional insight.
Your nonprofit board is vital to the success of your organization. If you struggle to meet budget, your board is not truly engaged.
There is a lot of conversation about campaign planning studies. One reason is that, unfortunately, too many are conducted improperly.
If a substantial portion of a nonprofit’s income comes from philanthropy, it is essential that the board is engaged in fundraising.
Giving increased by 1.6% in 2018, with philanthropic gains being driven exclusively by donors who gave $1,000 or more.
We have been doing a lot of listening. Listening about what I feel is the most important role for a nonprofit: the board chair.
Don’t forget to carpe quartam! Seize every quarter of the year – especially this one, when most charitable gifts are made.
When I opened the email, I cringed. It was from one of my alma maters, but I still wanted to throw the fundraising penalty flag.
The granting processes can seem daunting. It can be a wasted effort or a program that yields great results. Like with other fundraising, be sure to do your research, have the right approach, establish relationships, follow guidelines, communicate clearly and follow up as appropriate.