One of the top complaints most nonprofit staff have is about their Board. “They won’t help with fundraising.” “They don’t attend our events or even act like they care.” “Don’t get me started about 100% Board giving – some of them think giving their time is enough.” Can it be fixed? ABSOLUTLEY! Just imagine –30

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People ask me this all the time — How do I get my Board to fundraise? Every Executive Director wants it. Every Founder needs it. Just imagine – your WHOLE Board out there spreading the good word about your nonprofit in the community, telling their friends about your organization’s mission, and bringing resources back to30

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  For many nonprofits, June is a busy month. If your new fiscal year starts July 1, you’re spending this month wrapping up the old year and preparing for the new one.   That means approving a budget, setting fundraising goals, and reviewing program results.   For your Board, it’s time to bring on new30

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One of the biggest complaints I hear from Executive Directors and Development folks is that they wish their Nonprofit Board fundraising would drastically increase.It’s their job, right? A nonprofit Board is supposed to “ensure adequate resources” for the organization.And it’s not like they want their Board members to make million-dollar Asks. They want their Board30

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  Dear new Board member, Thank you for saying “yes” to serving on this Board! Not everyone has the heart for Board work, and I applaud your willingness to give your time, your talents, and yourself to this very worthy cause as a nonprofit Board member. There are several things you need to know to30

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I got ahold of a great book recently that I want to share with you. It’s “The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards” by Jerold Panas. It’s a quick and easy read, and chock-full of wise nuggets. Here’s some of what I found inside: Without a consequential mission, you’re like a blindfolded kid swinging at30

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