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Why Does Your Board Resist Helping with Fundraising?

Board resistance arises from four sources. Which one is healthy? Which three are unhealthy? By analyzing the sources, you can determine how to proceed to blow up the resistance. Listen to begin your investigation on why your board resists and to learn how to prevent two common types of resistance.

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Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and the Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your ValuesBehind five travelers and their roller boards in Hudson News in the Denver airport. Two hard-boiled eggs sat in a refrigerator case.

After jiggling to the case, I grabbed the eggs, then bumped my way to the end of the checkout line. The line moved quickly until the women ahead of me, stopped everything. She had two children and three rollers in tow. “I’d like to make a return,” she said to the clerk. “I bought this five minutes ago.” …

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Are People Afraid of Fundraising?

Most people are afraid of fundraising, right? What IF fundraising is not actually the source of their fears, but something else is? What if that something is under your control? When you the why behind people’s fear, you can help them conquer their apprehensions and, instead, use the energy to help grow your revenue.

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Nonprofit Marketing vs Development: What’s the Difference?

Development and marketing, these two words, oft-used inter-changeably, reflect distinct concepts and overlapping functions, both are needed to draw new revenue and resources to your nonprofit. Listen to discover why marketing and development need different budget lines and how to measure the results of each.

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The Magic Circle of Next Helping Your Board to Expand Your Circle of Influence

The Magic Circle of Next

Helping Your Board to Expand Your Circle of Influence

The Magic Circle of Next Helping Your Board to Expand Your Circle of Influence

In Funny Girl, Fanny Brice sings that people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. Nonprofits need people. That makes you lucky. This post explores a simple board action to gather more people, including potential donors. The task has nothing to do with asking for money. Instead, board members inquire about their contact’s interests to learn who belongs in your magic circle of next. The results will bring …

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How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit's Sponsorship Dollars

How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit’s Sponsorship Dollars?

You can find new sponsors, create more value, do less work and raise more dollars. Listen to this video to discover how to grow your sponsorship dollars.

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Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns

Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships

Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns

Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns“How are you, honey?” the voice said.   

Ah, I thought, a call from a loved one, but I didn’t recognize the voice. So, I asked, “Who is this?”

“Stop pulling my leg,” he said.

“No, really,” I said, “I don’t know who you are. How did you get this number?”

“The operator.”

“You have the wrong Karen Davis.”

“Ha! Very funny.”

“Sorry, you have the wrong number. You’re looking for a different Karen …

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"Help! My Board Won't Help Raise Revenue"

“Help! My Board Won’t Help Raise Revenue”

The Origins of Unhealthy Board Resistance

"Help! My Board Won't Help Raise Revenue"“We ask our board to get five people to donate, and they do,” the speaker said.

“How do you do that?” came an incredulous cry from the audience.

Learning that a board helps with fundraising should not leave nonprofit leaders incredulous. Healthy boards engage and lead. Healthy boards support income growth.

The support, you seek, may or may not include “getting five people to donate.” It does involve measurable actions to boost revenue growth. …

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Added Value Video: How Can You Activate Meeting-Only Board Members?

How Can You Activate Meeting-Only Board Members?

Your board members are active at meetings, but otherwise uninspired to help with fun social media and easy fundraising tasks. List to this video to discover your next steps on this good-to-have-challenge.

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Are You Event Rich and Relationship Poor?

Watch: Are You Event Rich and Relationship Poor?

Do your sponsorship opportunities leave you feeling event rich but relationship poor? Listen to this brief video to discover how to sponsor events and become event and relationship rich.

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