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Nonprofit Conflicts: What's Your Policy Fire Suppression or Controlled Burn?

Nonprofit Conflicts: What’s Your Policy Fire Suppression or Controlled Burn?

Nonprofit Conflicts: What's Your Policy Fire Suppression or Controlled Burn?As I write this, California still blazes with thirteen fires. We have family near one fire, so I’m counting. Reporters tell us that this fire rages in an area that has been fireless for 40-years.

Blazing fires brings up a nonprofit management question: What is your fire policy? Do you stomp the flames out immediately? Do you let them burn? Or, do you set fires, that is, controlled burns?

Fire, in this case, represents nonprofit conflict. Rephrased my question is: …

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Added Value Video: How Can You Overcome Board Fundraising Pushback?

How Can You Overcome Board Fundraising Pushback?

When you ask your board’s for help, do you get resistance? Discover the three most common reasons for pushback. Your new insights will help you to turn resistance into energy growing revenue.


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Establishing Clear Sponsorship Value

Establishing Clear Sponsorship Value

Improve Your Returns on Sponsorships with this Simple Question

Establishing Clear Sponsorship ValueLast week, my friend John Collins, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, used a phrase that stuck with me. Our discussion addressed the abundance of growth opportunities that exist. People often share them, thinking that we should undertake them. He said that he’s been asking idea-bringers: “Does it come with a check?” Ever since his question stuck in my head.

I share this prospective ear-worm with you as a …

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Added Value Video:Why Engage a Facilitator for Strategic Board Activities

Why Engage a Facilitator for Strategic Board Activities?

No one can do everything. Two heads are better than one. There are tons of reasons to hire a facilitator for your strategic activities. Here the most important ones: You’ll get more done, learn more, and discover that strategy is a verb, and that it’s never a document gathering dust bunnies.

If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this post to share them with others.

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Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

Learn from My Error and Create a Board that Governs

Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

It was a beautiful August morning. Twenty campers and four counselors outfitted in orange lifejackets paddled silver canoes across a glassy blue lake in northern New Hampshire.

We pulled up to a sand spit. As we unloaded, I, one of the junior counselors, muttered, “I wish I had a brownie. We should have brought snacks.”

In response, all twenty campers moaned in unison about their starvation.

I wanted to stuff …

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Three Nonprofit Money Myths That Sink Organizations

Karen discusses three common nonprofit myths that damage nonprofit organizations. Do any of these three myths operate in your organization causing damage and lost revenue? Listen to this video to discover the myths and what you can do to eradicate them.

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The Link: How to Build Better Customer Relationships and Give Back

Watch: How to Build Better Customer Relationships and Give Back

How can you use philanthropy and nonprofit events as tools to build deeper relationships with your customers? Watch this video to discover how attending activities and talking about your favorite nonprofits can help you enjoy better customer connections.

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How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

You’d like your donors to give again and again. How can you thank your donors in a way that maximizes their future gifts and involvement? Listen to this video to get answers about how to write a thank you note that expresses gratitude and much more.

If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this post to share them with others.

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The Board vs. Staff Game

The Board vs. Staff Game: Replacing Divide and Conquer with Let’s Make Millions Together

The Board vs. Staff GameIt started with a threat, from a board member in the midst of a board meeting.

“If she doesn’t produce in a year, she’s out of here.”

Thirty seconds. Sixty seconds.

Silence hung in the room like fog at dawn.

I was beginning my third job with a nonprofit. The first two positions were highly-sought-after spots with low-pay and high-perks.

This job was different.

This nonprofit hired me after a near-unanimous vote, which the executive director explained, “was pretty unusual …

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How Can You Recruit Fabulous Board Members?

Since your board will be your boss, you want to create a great one. How can you do that? In this quick video, Karen’s advice helps you to get started creating the board of your dreams.

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