[ASK AN EXPERT] What To Do With a Controlling Board President

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who is fed up with their controlling board president. Dear Charity Clairity, Our non-profit organization president controls everything. The president [...]

By |2020-05-12T17:35:58-04:00May 15th, 2020|Ask An Expert, Nonprofit Boards|

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 [...]