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Fundraising and Your Board During a Pandemic: Lean into the trends

Posted by Dave Sternberg on Apr 28, 2020 2:53:46 PM

For those of us who help nonprofit boards raise funds for their organization, we know how hard it can be to get board members to fundraise during normal times. And these are certainly not normal times; I have taken to using the phrase the new abnormal as a more accurate description.

However, for...

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Topics: Fundraising, COVID-19

Fundraising Compliance: What Every Board Member Should Know

Posted by Sharon Cody on Feb 5, 2020 1:27:32 PM

This post was written by one of the many nonprofit leaders who will be presenting at the 2020 BoardSource Leadership Forum May 7-8 in St. Louis. We hope to see you there!

Whether you’re a new board member or a seasoned officer, part of your board’s collective duty is to ensure your nonprofit’s...

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Topics: Roles and Responsibilities, oversight, Fundraising

It's Time to Talk About...How Nonprofits Should Handle Relationships with "Tainted" Donors

Posted by Jim Taylor on Jan 17, 2020 11:53:17 AM

To shine a spotlight on emerging issues and help boards facing the challenge of responding to them, BoardSource is developing a series of resources titled “It’s Time to Talk About…”   They include reflection questions and background articles for your board’s consideration.

The question of...

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Topics: Fundraising, Current Events

The Board’s Role in Donor Relations: Four Ways to Improve

Posted by Sarah Tedesco on Aug 19, 2019 11:49:16 AM

Helping create and sustain healthy donor relationships is one of the most important things your board team can do to support your organization. If you have strong donor relationships, you can better plan your fundraising goals and efforts and count on your donors’ continued contribution to your...

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Topics: Fundraising

Setting and Executing Nonprofit Fundraising Goals: A Guide

Posted by Bob Happy on Jun 21, 2019 12:47:05 PM

As your organization works to plan your next fundraising campaign, one of the first and most important steps you’ll take is to set your goals. Your organization will want to set realistic goals that are based on — but not limited by — your past efforts.

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Topics: Fundraising

Navigating the Complex Nonprofit Revenue Landscape

Posted by Donald Summers on Jun 5, 2019 4:09:53 PM

In my previous posts on this blog, I have laid out the critical success factors for board members wishing to lead nonprofits that go big and truly deliver substantial social impact. It takes a high-performing team; a culture of courage, risk tolerance, and grit; and a world-class business plan...

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Topics: Fundraising

Flawed Fundraising Report Can Hurt Nonprofits

Posted by Anne Wallestad, President & CEO, BoardSource on Dec 5, 2018 3:03:02 PM

 

Earlier today, Anne Wallestad shared her thoughts on four assumptions made in a recent fundraising report entitled “Pennies for Charity” in an opinion piece published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. We summarize her viewpoint here but encourage you to read “Deeply Flawed ‘Pennies for...

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Topics: Transparency, Fundraising

Phased-In Giving: A New Trend in Setting the Board's Give/Get Policy

Posted by Cynthia Remec on Nov 17, 2017 11:32:33 AM

As New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service, BoardAssist spends a lot of time working with nonprofit boards to help them craft their nonprofit’s give/get policy — or how much board members should be asked to annually generate for the boards on which they serve. One...

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Topics: Board Best Practices, Fundraising

Sink or Swim: The Changing Landscape for Community-Based Nonprofits

Posted by John Bitter on Oct 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place next week, October 18-20, in Seattle. We hope you will be joining us there.

What is the role of a community-based nonprofit in the fabric of a community?...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Advocacy, Fundraising, strategic partnerships

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

Posted by Angela E. White on Oct 11, 2017 2:35:00 PM

This post is one in a series written by nonprofit leaders who are presenting sessions at the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum taking place next week, October 18-20,  in Seattle. We hope you will be joining us.

The impact of a fundraising campaign on an organization’s board is significant....

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Fundraising


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