Nonprofit Boards

Motivating Your Board to Ask Their Peers for Money May Be Easier Than You Think

Often, the biggest obstacle to board fundraising is their fear of failure. Unless fundraising is part of their day job, they probably do not understand what will happen once they open the door. They may worry any request will feel transactional because they do not understand donor cultivation and stewardship. [...]

By |2020-07-30T22:03:28-04:00July 31st, 2020|Donor Acquisition, Fundraising, Nonprofit Boards|

5 Things Nonprofit Boards Can Do To Intentionally Lead On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are collectively experiencing another face-off with the visible and visceral evidence of racial injustice and inequities that are allowed and protected through racist systematic policies and structural practices that both dominate and limit the human rights of black people in America. During these times, executives and board leaders from [...]

How to Build a Strong Nonprofit Board

Board performance is a critical ingredient in a nonprofit organization’s ability to achieve impact.  After 25 years in the nonprofit sector, I have learned that a nonprofit board is only as strong as the education and direction that they receive.  Without a strong board of directors, the executive director and staff are expected [...]

[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|
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