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No Quorum? No Problem – 3 Ways to Get Board Members to Meetings

2018-06-05T21:55:36+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

The board meeting has been on the calendar for months. And yet, you show up to find only a third of the members in attendance. How frustrating!! What the heck is the problem? Don’t they care about your mission anymore? Are they all travelling suddenly? Are they thinking about leaving the board? Dang, you certainly [...]

Learn to Speak Impact, Not Overhead

2017-07-19T00:54:01+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

More people have started looking at nonprofits differently, thanks in part to Dan Pallotta’s Ted Talk and letters regarding the Overhead Myth. We have a long way to go and YOU can help change the conversation to what really matters – impact. It’s misguided and ineffective to base decisions solely on some ambiguous overhead number [...]

3 Steps to Turn New Board Members’ Passion to Action

2017-07-19T00:54:21+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

Spring tends to be the time when many nonprofits are thinking about how to recruit a new class of board members.  Instead of a typical blog post, let's really talk.  Here's a short, 4-minute video blog to emphasize 3 steps I want to share with you  that will get the right people on board who [...]

Is Your Board Ready for a Culture of Philanthropy?

2017-07-19T00:59:57+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

More and more often we hear this catchy phrase "culture of philanthropy" and how essential it is to high levels of nonprofit fundraising success.  Having worked as a staffer for many years, I’m a firm believer. If you want to raise more money and retain more donors, start by looking at your collective mindset toward [...]

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