My mother was the dream volunteer. She was involved, believed in the organization, took initiative, created solutions to big challenges. She was not the volunteer to answer phones, or be a greeter, or stuff envelopes. She shared that upfront. That
‘Twas the week before New Year’s The center was bustling For hunger knows no calendar Addiction does not have a season Neither does homelessness, literacy, or rescue pets For our precious planet, we can always find a reason
In today’s world of texting, IM’ing, email, and online chat where does face to face fit. This came up as I was reviewing the top donors list with a client the other day and they looked at me and said,
There are literally more than 1 million items related to non-profit board service on Google. Here is one more that puts board management into an acronym, SOARR, which will hopefully give you 5 things you can do with your board.
In a few weeks we will enter the last quarter of the year. Distraction for our donors is everywhere with disasters, political campaigns, and highly charged philosophical debates over history. For the sake of our missions and our organizations, we
In the 80’s Sally Struthers would stand next to a malnourished child and invite you to give less than a cup of coffee each day. If you gave this meager amount, you would “adopt” a child and get regular
at 2:45 – That means she said YES, when sh could’ve said no. That means she mad a plan when sh could’ve just blown you off. So that means it is no longer her job to make her like you.
The discussion lately has involved in how do you grow your donorbase. In the blog, Is your event worth it, I suggest that 40% of your event attendees needed to be new. That has elicited some questions about “How do
Events are a staple for many non-profits. In many cases, organizations even raise money by doing these events. I say that with some jocularity. That is the rub, do you really raise money through an event and how do
In a recent blog, 3 questions, one of the questions I suggested was “Can you explain it?” Last week, I received two solicitations within a day of each other. These appeals exemplify my point better than any metaphor I could