Fostering Workplace Philanthropy

Surveys show that nonprofit organizations that are successful at fundraising fully embrace the value of philanthropy. They include it as part of their organizational culture. They understand it to mean more than simply “raising money.” They consider their volunteers to be part of the mechanism needed to fundraise, and they also view their employees in…

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Focus on Essentials for Success

Each day can be hectic, with people, problems, and politics that clamor for our time and mental energy. In the midst of the hubbub and the minutiae of daily life in our organization, it’s important to take a step back from time-to-time to look at how we can be strategic in shaping our organization and…

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Capital Campaign Leadership

Capital Campaign Leadership, this definition certainly applies to the leadership needed for a successful capital campaign. For a nonprofit organization, whether it is an educational institution, a hospital foundation, a community library, a YMCA, performing arts center or any of the many other types of groups that depend largely on private support for their continuity…

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What to Do When You Really Disagree with a Board Decision

Have you ever been in a situation where the board has made a decision that you think is very, very wrong, and will have severe negative consequences for the organization? Or where you think an important decision has been railroaded through? As a board member myself and something of a contrarian, I’ve found myself in…

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Board Recruitment: Top 10 Places to Search

Are you ready to tackle the organizational challenges your board faces today? If you have articulated your needs for board member experience, skills and other considerations that define a balanced board composition, then most likely you can answer the above question affirmatively.

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