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Asking Your Friends to Give

Asking Your Friends to Give Without Generating Vexing Quid Pro Quo Obligations

Asking Your Friends to GiveWhen I was a college freshman, I lived in all female dorm. That year, Hollywood released the movie 10. The storyline revolved around a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis. He meets a woman, played by Bo Derek, whom he ranks physically, as an eleven.

Inspired, Stowe B, the most notorious male dorm on campus began grading women walking by their center-quad living room window. Using a poster board and a huge font, they ranked an occasional …

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how will you fund your nonprofit organization

How Will You Fund Your Nonprofit Organization?

Do you need to find revenue for your nonprofit organization? This brief video outlines the six nonprofit revenue streams that fund the sector. Can you guess the top three streams that provide 75 percent of the sector’s revenue? Most people, even experts in the sector, are surprised!

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How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

Are You at Risk of Running Aground Instead of Reaching Your Vision? | How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?It was a dark and clear night.

We were ending a Bahamas cruise in a 40-foot motor sailor. The captain sat at the wheel. I stood at the navigation station, desperately searching. My job was to find one flashing every-three-seconds green light at the harbor entrance.

The problem? After dark, Ft. Lauderdale’s ablaze with lights. The consequence of failure? Run aground or be run down by a cruise ship.

Ahead hundreds of lights flashed. Car brakes. Street signs. Tankers, like …

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Watch: Why Do You Need a Philanthropic Giving Policy?

…and, why you should not invest a philanthropic dime without one. How will a giving back policy help you to grow your business and create better returns for your community investments?

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How Not to Lose a Grant

How Not to Lose a Grant Because of These Easy to Avoid Grant Budget Errors

You spent hours, perhaps even weeks, drafting a beautiful, thoughtful, and mission-enhancing grant. Don’t blow it by making these three common, easy-to-fix, grant budget errors.

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Surviving Vision Block

Surviving Vision Block: How to Turn Your Crushing Experiences into Wins

Surviving Vision Block I was pinned under a 200-pound guy, and he had scissors. The volunteer assignment was simple: help a young man with developmental disabilities to learn a new skill, one-on-one.  We were working on learning scissor use.

How did I end up flailing on the floor needing assistance?

I had a clear goal for my college volunteering experience: Explore different ways to help people reach excellence.

What I didn’t anticipate were my physical limits. I am what fashion designers call petite …

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How to Get Your Board to Love Fundraising

How to Get Your Board to Love Fundraising: Added Value Video

We begin to love things we experience as positive, over and over again. How can you create a series of experiences for your board that leaves them loving fundraising, helping to raise more money, and asking how they can help more?

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Why You Need a Giving Policy?

Why You Need a Giving Policy? How Can You Write a Good One?

Why You Need a Giving Policy? Getting too many requests for donations? Failing to get intriguing applications? Here are just three, of a half dozen, reasons why a giving policy, will help you to solve these challenges and more.

  1. Superior Investments 

The process of making a policy invites you to clarify your values without dealing with specific individuals or causes at the same time. Using the policy will improve your decision making. As you review proposals, you’ll think, “We love this, and it fits with our …

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What is a Culture of Philanthropy Added Value Video

What is a Culture of Philanthropy?: Added Value Video

Are you curious about what a culture of philanthropy is? This quick video explores the critical components of the philanthropic culture and explains how you can create one at your nonprofit.

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Guest Post: Inspire and Engage Your Community of Supporters with Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leadership

Welcome guest blogger Kathy Kingston! 

Would it also surprise you to know that your fundraising auctions and benefit events are an untapped, golden opportunity to connect your supporters meaningfully and deeply to what they love and care about most about your great cause?

However, attracting and retaining generous donors requires a shift in thinking.

Today’s, entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders, the subject of an upcoming event with the same name, understand the unique power of strategic fundraising auctions, galas and benefit events …

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