Posted by DBD Finance Team on Jul. 19, 2021

    By Jim Mellor and Brian Keel

    The board of directors is an essential component of nonprofit leadership. We seek boards that are engaged, embrace their roles and responsibilities, are committed to transparency, and value both short- and long-term planning. 

    Rules vary from state to state, but every board has significant legal and ethical duties that it cannot delegate to others including legal, management, program, and financial oversight. Beyond the board there may be committees that further assist the organization. Committees have representation from the Board but are also an opportunity to engage other community volunteers to serve, especially if these members have subject matter expertise.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Volunteer Management, Volunteer Communication, Nonprofit Leadership, Strategy, Nonprofit Staff, community


    Posted by Robyn Furness-Fallin on Mar. 16, 2021

    In the world of fund development, endowment programs usually get the least amount of attention. This is a shame, because these gifts often represent a donor’s sense of legacy. Why do we put off the cultivation of endowment prospects? I propose that many of us are laboring under false beliefs about developing endowment program. It’s time to bust some myths!

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    Topics: Fundraising, Endowment, Endowment Development, Nonprofit Staff, Fund Development, Planned Giving

    Building a High Performance Development Team

    Posted by Bruce Scott on Aug. 6, 2019

    Guest post from Bruce Scott of Westfall Gold. 

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    Topics: Nonprofit Staff, Development Officer, Staff Development, development team


    Posted by Danny Maier on Feb. 27, 2019

    Recently, I was speaking with a close friend who made a bad hire when filling a development position.  "I ultimately went with someone I know, not someone who knew."

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    Topics: Nonprofit Staff, Pat Lencioni, Hiring, Career Growth, Staff Development, Staff


    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Oct. 26, 2015

    Oftentimes our blogs lift up the power of volunteers, and make no mistake, the not-for-profit sector could not achieve our missions without them. But as we approach the holidays and pause to reflect and give thanks for the numerous things in our personal and professional lives, I feel compelled to acknowledge the people who work in this sector.

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    Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Staff

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