Asking for money before engaging the donor. Engage in a sincere and meaningful conversation with your top donors before asking for anything. Remember that asking for a gift is only one step in the “development process” and it usually is not the first step. You need to “develop” the relationship first and find the sharedRead More 7 Sins that Kill Your Fundraising Efforts
Governing Boards, particularly those that do not consist of political appointees and work effectively, seem to have several common elements that help to ensure they stay effective. First, they have well-defined and appropriately structured committees where the work of the Board rests. In some Boards, most of that work falls to an executive committee, whichRead More Four Elements of Effective Governing Boards
Nonprofits could not achieve their goals without the collective manpower and connections of their board members. Yet, managing them effectively can be a challenge. Rather than struggling to reign in a troublesome board, here are four ways nonprofit leadership can set their board and organization up for success.