Boards and Volunteers
You can take charge behind the scenes and successfully get your board members to give. But it will never happen if you are passive about it!
A compelling case, inspiring leadership, the right plan, and skillfully and timely execution are essential!
Now is the time to step back and take a clear-eyed assessment of where you are, what you have to work with and how best to go forward.
Let's talk about how much profit we make from our different fundraising strategies. Let's educate our leaders to think differently about fundraising.
You usually get the board you deserve. Be sure that your board is invested, educated and nurtured. Make the board a priority, and it will do the same with your organization.
When board members understand why we need to raise money, and what to actually say about your organization, they just might start opening doors, and engaging their friends in this important conversation.
We all make mistakes on a daily basis. The key is knowing when you fail and taking steps not to make the mistake a second time.
Fundraising is a complicated arena because it requires multiple relationships, balancing priorities. But sometimes — like retaining donors — we miss the opportunities right at our feet.
The honeymoon period for nonprofit CEOs should be magical. It is the best opportunity for them to define themselves, including their vision and values, and paint a bright big picture that board members and other donors can embrace.