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FOUR REASONS TO DO A BOARD ASSESSMENT? A strong and effective board of directors is a benchmark of a healthy organization. A periodic check-up can ensure that you are not just surviving but thriving in today's environment Here are four reasons why you board should self assess.
ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR BOARD?
This article offers guidelines to training inexperienced or non-effective
board members and a board member job description's key items (updated earlier article).
EIGHT CHARACTERISTICS OF LEADERSHIP (Recently Updated) This article defines leadership and outlines eight characteristics
of a good leader, offering examples of both leaders and leadership
CAN'T RAISE MONEY WITHOUT A DEVELOPMENT PLAN! Does your nonprofit have a written development
plan with a calendar that specifies the kinds of fundraising that
you plan to do in the next six months to three years and the people
responsible for planning and implementing your campaigns? If not,
read this article.
a Successful Capital Campaign During a Recession: A Case Study &
Lessons Learned With intelligent
planning and the dedicated involvement of board members, staff members
and campaign counsel, nonprofits can weather the current economic
storm and complete successful capital, endowment and annual fund
campaigns. In this case study, we examine a successful capital campaign
that enabled a social service agency to purchase the building it
had been renting and thereupon apply the money that had been spent
on rent to programs for clients. (This
is part one of a two-part series on how nonprofits are dealing with
CAMPAIGNS: TEN STEPS FOR SUCCESS
Capital Campaigns often attract donors more easily
than an annual fund campaign because donors easily understand 'bricks
& mortar.' There are a variety of things to consider and here are suggestions
to help you succeed.
THE BOARD NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT FUNDRAISING STAFF Too
few board members understand how terribly labor-intensive fundraising
is. They lobby executive directors to keep their operations "lean
and mean," thereby effectively cutting themselves off at the fundraising
from Boards That Love Fundraising:
A How-To Guide for Your Board.
PEOPLE TO ASK FOR $$
Excerpted from Zimmerman Lehman's new book, Boards That Love Fundraising:
A How-To Guide for Your Board, this piece discusses the fears
boards have about asking for money, and how to overcome them. GIVING
MAKES YOU HAPPY& HEALTHY! Studies
show that making d donations and volunteering will bring contentment
and help you live longer.