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How To Conduct an MRI on Your Board

Posted by Kellie Wardman
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Topics: Board Development, Board Management

Beyond Dollars and Cents: Making Financial Reporting Come to Life

Posted by Brian Keel
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Topics: Board Development, Fundraising, Fundraising Management, Board Management, Asking For Help, Nonprofit, financial management

Nonprofit Boards: When You Want Things to Change (Sort of)

Posted by Kellie Wardman
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Topics: Board Development, Fundraising, Fundraising Management, Board Management, Asking For Help, Nonprofit, financial management

BORING YOUR BOARD

Posted by Kellie Wardman

By Kellie Wardman

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.

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Topics: Board Management, Communication, Death By Meeting, Nonprofit, Collaboration

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

Posted by Michele Goodrich

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.

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Topics: Board Development, Board Management

DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC BOARD

Posted by Danny Maier
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Topics: Board Development, Board Management

BEST OF DBD 2016: ASKING

Posted by DBD Team

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.

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Topics: Art Of The Ask, Volunteer Management, Endowment, Annual, Capital, Board Management, Best Of

BEST OF DBD 2016: LEADERSHIP

Posted by DBD Team

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.

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Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Leadership, Board Development, Volunteer Management, Board Management, Best Of

CHANGE THE REQUEST

Posted by Michele Goodrich

A relatively common concern among nonprofit executives and development directors is that their board members are reluctant to ask for money.

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Topics: Volunteer, Board Development, Art Of The Ask, Volunteer Management, Board Management

SABOTAGING YOUR CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

Posted by Danny Maier

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.”

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Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Board Development, Board Management, Campaign Planning

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