Build Capacity with Your Capital Campaign

Whether you are considering a capital campaign or are already in one, you can take advantage of momentum, excitement and growth to advance the quality of the governance, effectiveness, program development and fundraising capability of your organization. Making a plan at the beginning of the process will help you to maximize the outcomes from your…

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A Few Words about Nonprofit Web Site Design

Below are a few thoughts one should consider when designing or revamping a nonprofit Web site: The home page is critical to a Web site’s success. Home pages that I find most attractive introduce me to what their Web sites have to offer, but they do not overwhelm me. They allow me to drill down…

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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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Find and Reach Your Target Market

In order for a non-profit organization to be effective, it needs to know its niche: who constitutes its target market and how it is served. This is true whether it’s a new group or one bursting at the seams with too many clients.

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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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The Human Resource

  Employees are a company’s greatest asset—after all, how much work would get done without them? Even with the greatest technology and resources at our fingertips, we still need people to utilize that technology to grow our business.  We need that sharp administrator to log onto the computer to set appointments, do payroll, and manage…

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