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A Letter From Your Board Member – “Be Specific, Darn it!”

2018-03-28T09:01:54+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

Dear Executive Director and Board President, As you know, I’ve served on our board for two years and am very passionate about our cause!  I think the work we do is transformational and vital to our community.  And we have a great board - each of us bring different talents and experience. I just wish [...]

How to Overcome Those Horrifying Board Meetings!

2018-03-12T19:31:30+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

      Let's get real about board meetings.  We’ve all been there. Does any of this sound familiar?     Too boring…lots of reports, no important decisions No clear purpose Everyone is focused on minutia instead of what really matters!! People aren’t showing up and you don't have a quorum The chair doesn’t know how [...]

3 Steps to Help Your Donors Create the Legacy They Dream Of

2018-02-28T20:27:01+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Notice I didn’t mention “Planned Giving”. Ho hum. When donors invest in your cause well into the future, let’s call it what it is – legacy giving. Or legacy investing. How compelling and exciting!! Yet, it’s usually one of the last strategies employed by nonprofits to raise money, even for established organizations. When in fact, [...]

Nonprofit News – 3 Things You Need To Know

2018-02-13T18:59:16+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

Happy Valentine's Day!  Every now and then, instead of sharing my original musings, I curate some valuable info to pass along to you.  It seems lately there are so many hot issues affecting nonprofits, it's hard to know what to read, who to believe or whether to just bury your head in the sand and [...]

Stop Board Members From Overstepping Once and For All

2018-01-30T20:41:08+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

3 Ways to Stop it and Avoid it in the Future (this post was originally published as a guest blog for CSAE) If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will. That one board member who keeps getting in your space. They may be going to your staff with specific questions or ideas. They may [...]

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