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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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How to Write a Great Not-for-Profit Mission Statement

Are you struggling to find the right words to convey your mission? This video will help you to craft a unique mission statement for your not-for-profit organization. How should you start? How might you organize your words to share your important work? This short video will get you underway to writing a super not-for-profit mission statement.

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Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Answer These Five Questions to Find Out

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

A new customer’s sent me a copy of their strategic plan via email.

When I got it, I laughed out loud. The email reference line said, “Strategic Pain.”

Was this a typo, an autocorrect, a Freudian slip, or, a secret in-house name for a process the sender takes up under duress?

Let’s face it, for many organizations creating a strategic plan is a pain. Perhaps they worked hard constructing a beautiful document that …

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Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and the Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your ValuesBehind five travelers and their roller boards in Hudson News in the Denver airport. Two hard-boiled eggs sat in a refrigerator case.

After jiggling to the case, I grabbed the eggs, then bumped my way to the end of the checkout line. The line moved quickly until the women ahead of me, stopped everything. She had two children and three rollers in tow. “I’d like to make a return,” she said to the clerk. “I bought this five minutes ago.” …

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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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How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

You’d like your donors to give again and again. How can you thank your donors in a way that maximizes their future gifts and involvement? Listen to this video to get answers about how to write a thank you note that expresses gratitude and much more.

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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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Watch: Why Offer a Community Room? Practical Business Philanthropy

Here’s a way to give back and meet active community members. Plus I give a tip to help you engage with your visitor’s experiences.

Practical Business Philanthropy #11

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Establish Board Boundaries, Get your Life Back and How to Start Board Office Hours

Why do your board members call you evenings and weekends? Step into their lives for a minute. Since most board members work, it’s natural for them to focus on their volunteer activities during non-working hours. If people call you regularly on weekends and evenings, for non-emergency matters, it’s because you’ve failed to set healthy professional boundaries.

Yes, the board’s your boss. You want to be available, but not at the cost of your life balance. Your downtime improves your health. …

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