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How to Recruit Stellar Board Members

How to Recruit Stellar Board Members

Listen to this video to solve your board member recruitment challenges AND to establish a simple but effective system to generate a pipeline of prospects for your nonprofit organization. Discover how and why to create a PBM list. #33

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Are People Afraid of Fundraising?

Most people are afraid of fundraising, right? What IF fundraising is not actually the source of their fears, but something else is? What if that something is under your control? When you the why behind people’s fear, you can help them conquer their apprehensions and, instead, use the energy to help grow your revenue.

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Nonprofit Marketing vs Development: What’s the Difference?

Development and marketing, these two words, oft-used inter-changeably, reflect distinct concepts and overlapping functions, both are needed to draw new revenue and resources to your nonprofit. Listen to discover why marketing and development need different budget lines and how to measure the results of each.

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How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit's Sponsorship Dollars

How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit’s Sponsorship Dollars?

You can find new sponsors, create more value, do less work and raise more dollars. Listen to this video to discover how to grow your sponsorship dollars.

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