I AM NO ONE’S PROPERTY

I AM NO ONE’S PROPERTY

Oct 08

Child brides are treated as property to be bought, sold and thrown away at the whims of their much older husbands. Repin this photo if you believe girls aren’t anyone’s property!

Elements of a Successful Strategic Planning Process

Elements of a Successful Strategic Planning Process

Oct 07

The simpler the planning process, the more likely it is to succeed. There is no one right way to plan. The best planning processes are those custom-designed to fit the needs of an organization and the working styles of Board and staff. The primary benefit of planning is often the process, not the product. Planning is a structured way of involving a number of people in thinking about the future,...

How to Identify, Recruit, Orient and Assess Your Board

How to Identify, Recruit, Orient and Assess Your Board

Oct 07

Entire books have been written about the art of cultivating, identifying, asking, and nurturing a strong nonprofit board. While we can’t get into all the details here, we have the following suggestions for the process of shaping your nonprofit’s board into an effective force for good governance: 1. Find the “right” board member. The recruitment process is really better described as a...

3 Trends in (early) Pinterest Fundraising

3 Trends in (early) Pinterest Fundraising

Oct 07

I’m always excited about how organizations meld social media engagement with fundraising, and use the campaign to build the organization. As with every new social media platform, there are the innovators who will experiment  with using it for fundraising, such as Carter Gibson on Google Plus and the YouTube-based Project for Awesome. I’ve been watching for this same trend on Pinterest,...

10 Major Gift Solicitation Tips

10 Major Gift Solicitation Tips

Oct 07

1.     Know the story.  Make sure you have read all of the materials and are fully informed.  Let someone know if you need additional information.   2.     Make your own gift.  You will not be successful if you cannot point to your own generous support.   3.     Think about and plan for the prospective donor conversation.  Write down your notes, talk through with your...