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Why and How to Have Your Nonprofit Board Thank Donors

Learn why asking board members to call and thank your donors makes sense and how it will help you to build a culture of philanthropy. Discover how to ensure your board members succeed at this nonprofit fundraising task. Board members thanking donors is one of many ways to help you board members learn to love fundraising.

 

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What is Nonprofit Vision vs Mission?

What’s the difference between a nonprofit vision vs. mission? You may be completely clear about the difference, but many nonprofit board and staff members get confused by these two concepts. Listen and share this video grow clarity in your nonprofit about these two essential and related ideas.

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What is the Secret to Board Success?

These words were whispered to me in a parking lot after a meeting. Listen to this wisdom and reap the board benefits.

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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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