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A Team of Relationships

A Team of Relationships | What Lincoln Teaches Us About Creating Successful Boards

A Team of RelationshipsOne of Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book’s Team of Rivals explores how Lincoln selected and worked with a cabinet composed, among others, of three gifted competitors for the presidency. You, like Lincoln, seek to build a team. Only in your case, you don’t gather rivals. To form your board, you organize gifted individuals to form a team of relationships.

In her book, Goodwin writes about the meetings Lincoln had with his cabinet collectively and individually. You already hold regular board meetings. …

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How Can You Hold Your Board Accountable for Ensuring Adequate Resources?

Discover how you can establish expectations in your nonprofit board that they will help to provide adequate revenue for the organization. Learn why peer to peer accountability works best.

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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 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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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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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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What Is The Most Important Board Member Characteristic?

What Is The Most Important Board Member Characteristic?

Do you want to recruit new board members? What is the most important characteristic to seek? The ability to write large checks? An extensive network of friends? Or, how well they work with others? All of these characters will provide value to your nonprofit organization. However, the key characteristic is something else. Watch to learn more.

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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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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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Added Value Video: Are You In Danger of Mission Drift?

Are You In Danger of Mission Drift? Quick Turn Around!

What is mission drift? How can you avoid drifting away from what’s most critical to your organization? Watch this video to learn the most important questions to ask to avoid mission drift.

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