Boards and Volunteers

2019 Board Member of the Year: Ken Duncan
July 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm

People Incorporated is the Twin Cities’ largest community-based provider of mental health services, capitalizing on its mission to support mental health and wellness in the community through collaboration and integration of care...

Board Member Engagement Increases Corporate Sponsorships
July 2, 2019 at 11:51 am

Nonprofit board members should always be looking for opportunities to help fundraise. To be sustainable, the nonprofit needs every member of the board involved in your development efforts. One excellent place to start is securing corporate sponsors...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 90: Setting Board Expectations
May 31, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: online giving, capacity building and board expectations...

Exceptional Board Members, Clear Expectations
May 28, 2019 at 11:57 am

It’s a typical scenario. Your freshman board members start with enthusiasm, but once the initial excitement of being part of your organization fades, they begin to lack follow-through or initiative...

The Right Development Committee for Your Nonprofit
May 8, 2019 at 11:07 am

The fund development committee of your board of directors should be an integral part of your nonprofit’s governance and fundraising strategy. Fundraising success is dependent on volunteer connectors; a fund development committee provides a mechanism to organize and lead this function for your board...

The Dos and Don’ts of Asking Nonprofit Board Members for Gifts
August 20, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Here are some key dos and don'ts of board giving. Following that, you’ll have a chance to quiz yourself by attempting to solve a real-world board giving dilemma, where the organization wrestled with how to ask their nonprofit board members for gifts...

How to Build a Strong Fund Development Committee
August 14, 2018 at 12:32 pm

The "warm-body" approach to selecting fund development committee members always fails the diversity and strength test. Far too often, organizations will simply accept those individuals expressing interest without first determining who and what they need to best serve the purpose and expectations of their given committee membership...

Living Your Eulogy Values
May 1, 2015

The best nonprofit points-of-contact with volunteers generally, or volunteer fundraisers specifically, reinforce the idea in that person that they are good. If successful, we help our targets self-identify as being good to the point that they work for free for our nonprofits, donate to our nonprofits and fundraise for our nonprofits.