3 Strategies to Find a Fundraising Role for Every Board Member

In Part 1 (Boards Need Staff to Support Scary Fundraising Role) of this two-part series about helping nonprofit board members overcome their fear of fundraising, we looked at reframing ‘yucky’ fundraising with ‘loving’ philanthropy. Since it’s the role of staff to step up to the plate to help donors understand [...]

By |2020-01-31T14:40:12-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Fundraising, Nonprofit Boards, Philanthropy|

Creating an “All In!” Nonprofit Engagement Framework of Board, Staff and Volunteers

No matter how large or small your nonprofit organization may be, it is imperative that every Board member, staff and volunteer enthusiastically embrace both a donor-centric approach and an enthusiastic role in the overall fundraising effort. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. Everyone associated [...]

A Proven Path for Nonprofit Boards from Conflict to Progress

The worry in Howard’s voice came through the phone line. Howard, the board president of a medium-sized arts and culture organization, reached out to us to work with the organization’s board of directors. From the outside, County Theatre Co. was having a banner year, bringing record crowds to its signature [...]

3 P’s for Nonprofit Planning Success

In any profession, certain words and phrases provoke reactions from cringing to shrieking, eye rolling to angst. For many in organizational leadership, these include audit, grant report, and restricted funding, to name just a few. And…. strategic planning. Perhaps scarred by a past planning effort, many nonprofit leaders and board [...]

How to Wow at Your Next Board Meeting: 4 Tips for Meaningful Money Conversations

Ah, board meetings.  As a nonprofit executive, you understand the importance of board meetings, but you also likely struggle to make them meaningful and engaging. You spend countless hours preparing for each meeting with your staff, but you often wonder if it’s worth it. Are they listening? Is this what [...]

By |2019-07-29T14:25:21-04:00July 30th, 2019|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Finance|