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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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The Magic of Small Gifts Will You Make 2019 Your Year?

The Magic of Small Gifts | Will You Make 2019 Your Year?

The Magic of Small Gifts Will You Make 2019 Your Year?Over the last several years, I’ve noticed that my holiday and birthday packages are shrinking. No, I’m not getting diamonds, rubies, and emeralds-exactly.

Moreover, I blame my presents diminishing size on my parents. They were raised during the Depression and taught me a do-it-yourself mentality. With books, magazines, and YouTube, you can learn many things.

I realize I’ve been doing things the hard way. I’m wasting time and money. Doing-it-yourself requires you to suss out reliable resources. The poor-to-helpful stuff …

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Fake News and The Nonprofit CEO Salary

Fake News and High CEO Salaries

Your CEO runs a million dollar enterprise with tons of staff and vast amounts of responsibility. Yet, you run into people who are SHOCKED, just SHOCKED that your CEO earns a competitive salary. How do you deal with this “fake news”?

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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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Drive It Home, Dear Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear

Use Your Power

Drive It Home, Dear Use Your PowerBefore cell phones, when I was in graduate school, my car was in the shop. My new husband lent me his boat-towing station wagon to make my fifteen-mile trip across town to class. On the Interstate, the back of the car began to shake. I slowed down, pulled off, crept onto campus, and ran to my class.

Afterward, I called my husband at work. “Oh, yeah,” he said stepping out of a meeting, “it’s been doing that. …

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Planting Donor Seeds: Let’s Raise Millions Together

How can your staff let your donors know exactly what you need at your organization? Listen to this video to discover how one staff member planted seeds about the need for operating funds. Use this idea, to help your prospective donors to give in a way that helps the most. Watch this space for information about how to get your copy of Let’s Raise Millions Together.

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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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"Help! My Board Won't Help Raise Revenue"

“Help! My Board Won’t Help Raise Revenue”

The Origins of Unhealthy Board Resistance

"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 from the audience.

Learning that a board helps with fundraising should not leave nonprofit leaders incredulous. Healthy boards engage and lead. Healthy boards support income growth.

The support, you seek, may or may not include “getting five people to donate.” It does involve measurable actions to boost revenue growth. …

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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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