December 13, 2018
How Can You Create Board Member Fundraising Urgency?

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[…]

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October 18, 2018
Can You Cure Your Board’s Resistance to Fundraising?

Probably yes. Board resistance arises from four sources. Which one is healthy? Which three are unhealthy? By analyzing the sources, you can determine how to[…]

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September 17, 2018
Help! My Board Won’t Help Raise Revenue

“We ask our board to get five people to donate, and they do,” the speaker said. “How do you do that?” came an incredulous cry[…]

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August 6, 2018
The Board vs. Staff Game: Who is Doing the Fundraising?

It 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[…]

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February 16, 2018
How to Ask Your Board for Fundraising Help

Your board wants to help lead you to greater fiscal health. You want the same thing. Why then do so many CEOs tell me they’re[…]

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January 4, 2018
Boards That Fundraise, 3 Easy Ways for Boards to Fundraise without Asking for Money

In a recent article, I wrote about Boards Who Won’t Help Fundraise. This time, let’s talk about boards that do. What actions do board members[…]

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December 6, 2017
Boards Who Won’t Fundraise: 3 Shocking & Familiar Scenarios

Nonprofit leaders spend an inordinate amount of time trying to change boards that won’t fundraise. Will your board help you fundraise or are they a “never” board?

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October 27, 2017
How to Grow Revenue: 7 Actions to Challenge Your Board

Fundraising is for everyone. Who is everyone? Development staff, of course, but also the board, CEO and other leaders, staff, volunteers, and even donors. We[…]

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August 30, 2017
How to Inoculate Your Board Against Quick-Fix Fundraising

Which quick fix fundraising trend has caught the attention of your board? Peer-to-peer fundraising? Ice bucket challenge? Dinner out? Give days? Mobile giving? March Madness?[…]

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January 26, 2017
Why is Fundraising Important?

Almost everyone can agree that fundraising is essential. Why? The Money You guessed it. Obtaining money takes the fundraising Oscar. Successfully fundraise, and you gain[…]

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