Mitigate Board Bias

Here is how to reduce the influence of bias on your board’s decision-making process. […]

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Rapid Change

By now, most nonprofits have learned to deal with constant change. As long as the speed of change remains relatively constant or slows a little, everything should be fine. How do you prepare you nonprofit for rapid change? […]

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What Is Missing?

There is more to a great nonprofit board member than just passion for the mission and clients. […]

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Do You Encourage Micromanagement?

Rarely do you find someone who wants to be micromanaged. However, sometimes our actions encourage others to micromanage us. […]

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Simplify the Complexity of Running a Nonprofit

Successfully leading a nonprofit is a complex and difficult job. One way to make it easier and simpler is to share leadership. […]

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Meaningful Goals

As we look at a foot of snow on the ground, we wistfully look forward to spring and all of the new growth in the garden. The donor base is a garden of riches. What is the best way to tend it? […]

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Growth is a Fundraising Tool

As we approach the start of a new year, it is time to set goals for 2010. Does the board understand how important their goal setting is to the success of next year’s fundraising? Is the board setting goals that will energize the donor base, referral sources, and staff and volunteers? […]

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Fundraising Volunteers

The nonprofit has a choice raise more money or make excuses. The downturn in the economy makes fundraising more difficult. The foundations have less. Government has less. Donors have less. Those are the excuses. […]

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Effective Fundraising

Fundraising is easier when the board’s actions support the fundraising message. In addition, the agency is more unified and sustainable. A collateral or coincidental benefit is an increase in clients, volunteers, collaborations, and donations. […]

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Nonprofit Fundraising – Direct Mail

Direct mail is less effective than ever. The reasons are well known. Your nonprofit is likely to starve if it depends on direct mail. It is unusual for major donors to respond to direct mail. […]

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