What Could You Do Today To Help Your Board Be Better Fundraisers Tomorrow? Our Vice President Victoria Dietz has a big picture conversation with Consultant Abby Weber as a follow-up to their recent in-depth presentations on the Role of the Board in Today’s Fundraising Climate. What are the board’s most important roles at your nonprofit?… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Board Development
Considering a campaign? Where should you start?
Five Steps To Do Now to Prepare For Your Campaign By Wendy McGrady Executive Vice President Are you moving out of the pandemic seeing an opportunity to grow your nonprofit? Did you realize a need for more diversified funding or a more robust reserve fund? Did you benefit from an influx of new donors and want… Read more »
Leading an Impactful Board Orientation
Why should you host a board orientation? What should you cover? And how do you showcase the great work of your nonprofit to create a strong and informed board? Find out in this virtual edition of Let’s Talk Fundraising.
How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time
How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time By Abby Weber, Consultant Just as we have shared with you the ways that you should be building donor relationships, even in times of uncertainty, engaging your board and volunteers is equally important. But just how can you do that when you aren’t sitting across the… Read more »
Start Your Year With A Resolution Worth Keeping
Make Your New Year’s Resolution: Treat Yourself to Enhancing Your Career Upcoming Events Hampton Roads Community Foundation Building Excellence Program January 10, 2020 Deadline This program started in 2008 has already provided 21 area nonprofits with ongoing technical expertise to help them develop and implement long-range fundraising plans. There are two nonprofits in the… Read more »
Speak Their Language: Help Donors Make the Best Possible Gift
There is a lot at play right now with last year’s tax law changes. No one knows how changes will affect giving this year. What we do know is that we need to talk to our donors about options for giving. More than likely, the terms and definitions offered below will be familiar to you… Read more »
Lead Board Meetings That Ignite Passion and Engagement
Spring is a busy time in the nonprofit world. So many organizations host galas, golf tournaments, run/walks and other fundraising events. But before you become consumed by centerpieces and table assignments, consider this: How are you engaging your board? As you quickly approach the end of your fiscal year or prepare for annual meetings,… Read more »
How—and why—your board should self-evaluate
In my previous article “Five Steps to a Creating a High-Performing Board,” I offered this road map to ensuring your board knew what was expected of them and coaching them toward greater effectiveness: ?1. Ensure the nominating committee is considering your nonprofit’s unique needs at this point in its organizational development 2. Talk through responsibilities—including… Read more »
5 steps to create a high-performing board
Is your nonprofit’s board of directors living up to expectations? Do they even know what is expected of them? In our work with nonprofits, we’ve sometimes found that when staff and board leadership are disappointed in their board’s performance, it’s often because they have not made their expectations clear—particularly in fundraising. Therefore, to build a successful… Read more »
Wealth advisors on your board? Help them help you.
After two recent conversations with wealth advisors, who were also nonprofit board members and were wrestling with whether they should discuss their own philanthropic priorities with their clients, I began to give this topic some thought. These individuals understood that, as board members, they were expected to be connectors, but they were trying to balance… Read more »