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#37 How Boards Help to Raise Money with Asking for a Dime

How Boards Help to Raise Money Without Asking for a Dime

Some individuals including board members refuse to ask for money. What can people do who will do anything, but ask for a donation to support fundraising? A lot. This video includes just three of Karen’s ideas.

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#36 How Successful Nonprofits Reduce Donor Fatigue

How Successful Nonprofits Avoid Donor Fatigue

Why do donor’s get burnt out? How can you avoid contributor fatigue? What are the dangers of saying, “Thank you and…?” Karen covers all this and more in this video.

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How Can You Create Board Member Urgency About Fundraising?

How can you create an interest in fundraising when everything’s going well? Is your board telling you that you have everything handled and they don’t need to help? Listen to this video where you will learn how to create urgency to get your board of directors of off of the shoulder lane and into the fast lane. #35

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Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?

Nonprofit Career Moves – Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?

Should You Seek a Development or CEO Position?A client asked about potential career moves. She was toying with pursuing a development position vs. an executive director role. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? From my perspective, as an advisor and mentor to individuals in the philanthropic arena, here are the top benefits and drawbacks of each position.

 

CEO

CEO Position Advantages

  • You determine and follow your vision for the future
  • Varied activities, including executing the mission, managing people, organizing revenue
  • More interaction with mission
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Should You Have a Nonprofit Board Give and Get?

Listen to this video to hear the answers to the following essential questions: Across the industry what is the average nonprofit give or get? Why is board giving a must? Should you have an exact number that you expect board members to provide? Might you offer a range? What is a sacrificial gift? Moreover, what does board giving have to do with major gifts? #34

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How to Recruit Stellar Board Members

How to Recruit Stellar Board Members

Listen to this video to solve your board member recruitment challenges AND to establish a simple but effective system to generate a pipeline of prospects for your nonprofit organization. Discover how and why to create a PBM list. #33

 

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Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?

Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?

Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?You’re recruiting board members. Which of the following represents the top trait to pursue?

  1. Candidates with high-net-worth who can make large donations,
  2. Individuals who know lots of people who will make lots of introductions,
  3. People who work well with others, or
  4. Something else.

The Answer

The answer is d. Something else. While having board members with means, great connections and people skills represent desirable characteristics, you need members who can think strategically.

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Fake News and The Nonprofit CEO Salary

Fake News and High CEO Salaries

Your CEO runs a million dollar enterprise with tons of staff and vast amounts of responsibility. Yet, you run into people who are SHOCKED, just SHOCKED that your CEO earns a competitive salary. How do you deal with this “fake news”?

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How to Deal with Boards Who Won't Fundraise

How to Deal with Board Who Won’t Fundraise

How can you deal with board members who flat-out refuse to help raise money in any way? First, recognize that three kinds of refusal exist. Plan your success from there.

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Drive It Home, Dear Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear

Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear Use Your PowerBefore cell phones, when I was in graduate school, my car was in the shop. My new husband lent me his boat-towing station wagon to make my fifteen-mile trip across town to class. On the Interstate, the back of the car began to shake. I slowed down, pulled off, crept onto campus, and ran to my class.

Afterward, I called my husband at work. “Oh, yeah,” he said stepping out of a meeting, “it’s been doing that. …

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