Does your non-profit have Save-As-Itis?
Meaning, do you tend to open your previous board meeting’s agenda and click File > Save As to create the next one, plugging in the new date and modifying a few things here and there?
If that’s the case, you may not be leveraging the true brain power and contributions of board members.
A fairly common concern among nonprofit directors is that their board members won’t participate in fundraising efforts. Some board members may claim they weren’t told they were expected to ask for contributions when they joined the board. Others might say they don’t like to impose on their friends (or they want to avoid their friends coming back to them asking for money for their favorite charity). And still others promise they will help but never follow through.
As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Asking for a Gift.
As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Leadership.
A relatively common concern among nonprofit executives and development directors is that their board members are reluctant to ask for money.
Recently, I attended a board meeting for a great nonprofit organization. Afterward, the CEO confessed that he was “really troubled that we can’t create a culture of philanthropy here. It is just so frustrating.”