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    Enhance Your Role in Fundraising Through Storytelling

    Posted by Lauren DeSimone
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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Leadership, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Mentoring, Big L Leaders, Camp Fundraising, Storytelling, Nonprofit Leadership, Annual Fundraising, Fundraising Management, Leadership Transition, Church Fundraising, Fundraising Campaign, Communication, Capital Leadership

    WHAT LEADERSHIP REALLY LOOKS LIKE

    Posted by Bruce Berglund
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    Topics: Leadership, Collaborations, Global Leadership Summit, Volunteer Leadership, Volunteer Management, Mentoring, Resolutions, Big L Leaders, Nonprofit Leadership, Leadership Transition, Communication, Capital Leadership, Church Leadership, Leadership Coaching, CEO Coaching

    WHAT ARE POST-COVID STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS EXPECTING FROM LEADERSHIP?

    Posted by Kellie Wardman

     

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Resolutions, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Communication, Donor, Support, strategic planning

    HOW THIS YMCA SHOWED LEADERSHIP IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS

    Posted by DBD Team

     

    One of our core axioms at DBD Group is "Leadership is Everything.” The success of an organization can be directly tied to the strength of its leadership.

    We recognize that leaders can be found throughout the organization and in non-profits big and small. More than a title on a business card, leadership is the ability to guide and influence others toward a bigger vision. We are pleased to highlight and recognize examples of leadership all month.

     


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    Topics: Success Stories, Donor Stewardship, Volunteer Appreciation, Donor Love, Donor Recognition, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Communication, Donor, CelebratingOurClients

    LEAN FORWARD

    Posted by Bruce Berglund

     

    Plans are important, but they’ll never work unless you take action.

    This month, the DBD team will be sharing ways for you to jump start your work in 2022.

     


     

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    Topics: Donation, Goal Setting, Goals, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Case Statement, Planning, Fundraising Campaign, Communication, Donor, Nonprofit

    THANK LESS

    Posted by Jon Simons

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Stewardship, Donation, Gratitude, Donor Love, Relationship Building, Communication, Appreciation, Nonprofit, thanks

    STEWARDING VOLUNTEERS

    Posted by Robin Jordan

    This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

     



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    Topics: Volunteer Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Stewardship, Volunteers, Relationship Building, Communication, Nonprofit, community

    CHARITABLE GIVING TAX BENEFITS FOR 2021

    Posted by DBD Finance Team

    By DBD Financial Management Team

    Much has been made of support like the Paycheck Protection Plan and Employee Retention Tax Credits that arose from Congressional efforts to address the economic impact of the COVID pandemic.

    However, from a tax standpoint, there are some less known provisions that can affect how your donors treat their contributions.

    As we head into year-end giving,  you'll be engaging with donors and asking for their continued support.  Being aware of the tax provisions below could come in clutch during these crucial conversations.

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    Topics: Donation, Art Of The Ask, End Of Year, Year-End Giving, Communication, Making The Ask, Nonprofit, Tax Law

    YOUR FUNDRAISING GPS

    Posted by Lauren DeSimone

    If you’re anything like me you may have become used to – or perhaps dependent on – directional apps, like Google Maps. I even put on directions to pick up my son from daycare, just so I know exactly the best way to get there and when I will arrive. Evidently, I like having certainty and a plan.

    These apps are written with algorithms that assess available routes (plus traffic or accidents) to produce the most efficient directions.  What if we could apply something similar for fundraising professionals?

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    Topics: Donation, Goal Setting, Fundraising Campaign, Communication, Planned Giving, Making The Ask, Nonprofit, Donor Identification

    SHARE YOUR PROGRESS

    Posted by Bert Ruiz

    A typical executive search usually takes a few months from start to finish with key steps throughout the process. As the committee does its work, it’s important to communicate the status of the process to key stakeholders and applicants. It may seem simple, but many organizations skip these basic steps. And when you don’t share your progress, both candidates and your board can be left feeling that the process is cold and disorganized.

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    Topics: Leadership, Strategy, Relationship Building, Communication, Hiring, Interviewing

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