How to get Board members to step up to a leadership role

Your Board exists to provide leadership for your nonprofit.   Whether you have a working Board, a governing Board or something in between, your Board is meant to fill some key roles for your organization.   Individual Board members have the responsibility to bring their time, talent, and treasure to the table, to benefit the

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3 ideas for turning your Board into a fundraising Board

I bet you’ve done it.   I sure have.   We bought right into the myth without even realizing what we were doing.   What myth?   The Myth of Boards. It goes like this: “Nonprofit Board members are supposed to help with fundraising.”   Well, there’s truth in it. And a problem.   How30

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4 ways to involve your Board in fundraising during the holidays

  I hear it all the time: How do I get my Nonprofit Board to help with fundraising?   Sometimes it sounds more like this:   “ How do I get my Board to make their own donation? I need 100% Board giving for a grant.”                   “What does it take to get my30

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How to Turn Your Board into a Fundraising Board

One of the top complaints most nonprofit staff have is about their Board. “They won’t help with fundraising.” “They don’t attend our events or even act like they care.” “Don’t get me started about 100% Board giving – some of them think giving their time is enough.” Can it be fixed? ABSOLUTLEY! Just imagine –30

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3 Steps to a Fundraising Board (and Maybe Even Likes it!)

People ask me this all the time — How do I get my Board to fundraise? Every Executive Director wants it. Every Founder needs it. Just imagine – your WHOLE Board out there spreading the good word about your nonprofit in the community, telling their friends about your organization’s mission, and bringing resources back to30

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10 Things Every New Board Member Needs to Know

Your first day on the Board is kind of like the first day of school. Everything is fresh and new, and the future holds so much promise. You’re excited because you believe in the organization’s mission, and you really want to help, but you’re not exactly sure what that looks like. Then reality sets in30

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10 Things Every New Board Member Needs to Know

Your first day on the Board is kind of like the first day of school. Everything is fresh and new, and the future holds so much promise. You’re excited because you believe in the organization’s mission, and you really want to help, but you’re not exactly sure what that looks like. Then reality sets in30

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How to Get Started with Board Evaluation

  For many nonprofits, June is a busy month. If your new fiscal year starts July 1, you’re spending this month wrapping up the old year and preparing for the new one.   That means approving a budget, setting fundraising goals, and reviewing program results.   For your Board, it’s time to bring on new30

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How to Get Started with Board Evaluation

  For many nonprofits, June is a busy month. If your new fiscal year starts July 1, you’re spending this month wrapping up the old year and preparing for the new one.   That means approving a budget, setting fundraising goals, and reviewing program results.   For your Board, it’s time to bring on new30

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How to Get Started with Board Evaluation

  For many nonprofits, June is a busy month. If your new fiscal year starts July 1, you’re spending this month wrapping up the old year and preparing for the new one.   That means approving a budget, setting fundraising goals, and reviewing program results.   For your Board, it’s time to bring on new30

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