If you watch the news, you may have concluded that the world is burning down! There is lots of uncertainty around the economy, how we treat each other, and the appearance of hostile divisiveness. Now is the time to step back and remind yourself about the principles you live by every day. What's your "North Star?" What is the thing you were put on planet Earth to do? It is a time to contemplate the vision and mission of the organization you started to make a difference in the world. Does the…Read more…
Donors give money to create impact – making a difference. Often we only thank them at the time of the donation, but don’t stay in touch, then next year when asking for another donation they find excused to opt-out of giving again. It’s important to have a donor relations person managing a donor relations process through a system, which often includes software – a contact management software. How to you stay in touch with donors? What method (email, US Mail, phone, meetings and visits, etc.)?…Read more…
In my experience, board members are engaged during the strategic planning process, If they think of it, then they will see that it gets done…with one condition, there must be an action plan with 1) Action Item; 2) Champion (Who gets it done); and 3) Action Date (start date, completion date, draft copy date, etc) What are other ways you see to engage board members? What have you tried and worked? and What didn’t work?Read more…
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