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NEW: CREATING AN INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE AND EQUITABLE ENVIRONMENT: FOUR STRATEGIES
In light of Orlando and the political atmosphere of this year’s campaign, I thought it timely to revisit an earlier ZimNotes article about creating an inclusive environment for nonprofits. Inclusivity is critical to the success of nonprofits. Here are my four best strategies, learned in part, from my policy work on gender issues with the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. Adapted from Ann Lehman's article published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy "Need for Diversity at Nonprofits Is More Vital After Garner and Brown Cases" on what nonprofits can learn from the private sector about creating a more inclusive workforce and environment.
NEW: 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. A recent study found that Boards that do a self-assessment are 72% more likely understand the board’s roles and responsibilities vs. those that don’t are only 57%. Here are four reasons why you board should self assess.
and Leadership Issues:
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.
PLANNING FOR NONPROFITS
This article discusses the benefits and how to's of strategic
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.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FEASIBILITY STUDY: ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Why bother with a feasibility study? Why not simply announce the campaign
and raise all the money you can as fast as possible? This article provides
five critically important reasons to conduct a feasibility study.
THE BOARD NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT FUNDRAISING STAFF
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.
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