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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

What Fundraising Shares with Fitness Training

Posted by Jennifer Dunlap on Oct 5, 2017 2:40:48 PM

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

As the CEO of a national development consulting firm, I don’t have a lot of down time to spend picking up new...

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Topics: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Fundraising

Don’t Do It: Don’t Start a Nonprofit

Posted by Dahna Goldstein on Jul 14, 2017 12:37:06 PM

Do you want to make a difference? Great. Please do. But don’t start a nonprofit.

Are you concerned about what is currently happening to vulnerable populations, the environment, and media freedom? I am, too. Are you afraid it’s only going to get worse? You’re probably right. But don’t start a...

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Topics: Fundraising, starting a nonprofit

Fundraising Effectiveness: Hunches Aren’t Enough

Posted by Linda Wood on May 10, 2017 2:07:33 PM

Nonprofit board members are reminded again and again to think of our role in terms of the “three Ts” — offering time, treasure, and talent to the organizations we serve. There is no question that nonprofits and society are well served when boards are ably and enthusiastically fulfilling these...

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Topics: Strategic Initiative, Fundraising, Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

BoardSource in January: Advocacy, Fundraising Effectiveness, and Our New Look

Posted by Erin Berry on Feb 3, 2017 10:43:17 AM

It may appear — due to the fact that we haven’t posted much — that January was a quiet, uneventful month at BoardSource. But nothing could be further from the truth. The first 31 days of 2017 were quite busy, and we are excited about it!

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Topics: BoardSource, Advocacy, Stand for Your Mission, Fundraising, Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness


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