Be Prepared and Know the Desired Outcome for Each Meeting
In the nonprofit arena, and especially in fundraising, we have a lot of meetings!
Board meetings, committee meetings, staff meetings, task force meetings, and especially, donor and prospective donor meetings.
I am a big believer in going into every meeting with an agenda (formal or informal) and a desired outcome.
Looking for Jeff? You'll find him either on the lake, laughing with good friends, or helping nonprofits develop to their full potential.
Jeff believes that successful fundraising is built on a bedrock of relevant, consistent messaging; sound practices; the nurturing of relationships; and impeccable stewardship. And that organizations that adhere to those standards serve as beacons to others that aspire to them. The Bedrocks & Beacons blog will provide strategic information to help nonprofits be both.
Jeff has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board.