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 … Read moreWhat to Do When You Really Disagree with a Board Decision
That is a good question, but it is not the only one to be answered – or asked. The first question to consider is, “When is the campaign over?” For the key volunteers and the campaign executive committee, the urgent and pressing work of the campaign consists of the active solicitation of donors: actual asking … Read moreThe Campaign is Over – Where Do We Go from Here?
By: David Phillips “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7 Why do some people seem to achieve the greatest heights? What do they do differently than most people? Are they more intelligent, physically stronger or more gifted or talented? I think not. … Read moreConsistent, Methodical Work
by: David Phillips Top 10 Effective Fundraising Rules Rule #1: Always approach prospective donors with two carefully trained people, at least one of whom should be a social and/or business peer of the prospective donor. Rule #2: When you solicit a gift, you need to be crystal clear—especially as it relates to the amount of … Read moreThe Need to Be Clear