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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

MORE THAN A TRANSACTION

Posted by DBD Finance Team

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, Ask, Donation, Volunteers, Value Of Time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Gift Of Giving, Nonprofit

HOW BIG IS YOUR FRYING PAN?

Posted by Kellie Wardman

There once was a little girl whose grandfather took her fishing. She loved being out on the lake. He patiently taught her how to bait, cast and reel them in. But the little girl noticed that her grandfather threw all the large fish back into the lake, and he only kept the smaller ones.

When she asked him why, he laughed and said, “I can’t seem to find my large frying pan. The one I have is only 7 inches, and so I can only fit the small fish in there.”

Do you ever feel like your non-profit has only 7-inch frying pans? Do you throw out some of the big ideas before you even get to try them on?

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Topics: Strategy, Relationship Building

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

PIVOT YOUR CASE

Posted by DBD Team

The last few weeks have pushed non-profit organizations into new territory. As the world changes (sometimes daily), you have risen to the challenge and carried out your missions in new and amplified ways. For some it means historically high numbers of families seeking emergency food. For others whose doors have closed, you've quickly organized to identify what your community needs and how you can respond in new and different ways. It has been inspiring to see how organizations have answered the call to help.

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Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Relationship Building, Nonprofit

HOLD THE LINE

Posted by Jason Fry

“Hold the line…love isn’t always on time…oh oh oh.” (Familiar with this Toto song?)

Like love, flights out of Newark, expense reports (at least mine) and fundraising campaigns – sometimes we just don’t have control over things being “on time.”

We’ve said before that donors don’t really care that you were supposed to finish your annual campaign in March. Or that your capital campaign was supposed to be in the “community” phase by now. Especially during today's uncertainty, most people don’t care that your campaign timing might be off.

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Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Relationship Building, Nonprofit

FIRM IN MISSION. FLEXIBLE IN DELIVERY.

Posted by Brian Keel

Non-profit organizations form in the hope and belief that they can address societal needs in ways that are more efficient and effective than have been previously tried.  Some organizations have a mission focused on solving a specific problem like regional homelessness or finding a cure for a disease.  Others have a broader mission that desires to serve the community in changing ways over time.  Either way, there is an inherent knowledge that while the mission is firm, the strategies and tactics needed to achieve that mission will need to be flexible over time.

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Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Relationship Building, Nonprofit

CONNECTING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Posted by Jan Brogdon

When you consider all the things you have no control over right now, it can be overwhelming. However, there is one thing you can control. People need authentic, caring connections with others now, maybe more than ever. And you, as a non-profit leader, can role model how to display that warmth and concern over the next couple of weeks.

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Topics: Donor Engagement, Donor Relations, Relationship Building

SLOW AND STEADY

Posted by Kim Hinrichs

Recently my family of four sat down to a "friendly" game of Monopoly.  My two competitive sons and husband were eager to gobble up any property that became available to dominate the game and thereby be proclaimed Monopoly champion.  

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Topics: Donor Cultivation, Donor Relations, Relationship Building

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