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    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

    NOT YET

    Posted by DBD Team

     

    We’re proud of the work we do to help nonprofits thrive. But we’re REALLY proud of the work our clients do to improve life for others.

    Every day we are inspired by their vision, leadership and commitment to making the world a better place.

    Here’s one of those stories.

     


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    Topics: Success Stories, Capital Campaign, Feasibility Study, Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, CelebratingOurClients

    SETTING THE COURSE TOGETHER

    Posted by Kellie Wardman

     

    We’re proud of the work we do to help nonprofits thrive. But we’re REALLY proud of the work our clients do to improve life for others.

    Every day we are inspired by their vision, leadership and commitment to making the world a better place.

    Here’s one of those stories.

     


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    Topics: Success Stories, Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, CelebratingOurClients, strategic planning

    HOW TO SAVE A CAMP

    Posted by DBD Team

     

    “It’s possible to save a camp. We need to share that story.” -Gretl Dupré Galgon

     

    Pictured left to right: Tack Hammer, Camp Soles board member and alum; Andy Dillon, Camp Soles Director; Gretl Dupré Gagon, Camp Soles board member and alum; Sue Fletcher, Camp Soles board member and alum; and Michele Goodrich, DBD Group Senior Consultant.


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    Topics: Success Stories, Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Camp, CelebratingOurClients, AlumniRelations

    TAKE THE MEETING

    Posted by Jon Simons

     

    We’re proud of the work we do to help nonprofits thrive. But we’re REALLY proud of the work our clients do to improve life for others.

    Every day we are inspired by their vision, leadership and commitment to making the world a better place.

    Here’s one of those stories.

     


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    Topics: Success Stories, Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, CelebratingOurClients

    ACTIVATE YOUR BOARD

    Posted by Kellie Wardman

     

    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: Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Board Leadership, Nonprofit, Collaboration

    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

    BEFORE YOU ASK FOR HELP

    Posted by Danny Maier

    As empty nesters, my wife and I have more time to volunteer in our community. We really enjoy our volunteer time together - almost as much as vacation.

    Recently, we responded to two requests for help.  One community organization responded to my wife’s email the very same day.  She got an email addressed directly to her that included three quick questions along with several resources and a short video on volunteering. Later that afternoon, the volunteer coordinator followed up with a phone call to my wife and engaged her in a nice comfortable conversation.  Impressive!

    I responded to the other request with an email offering our services and asking for next steps.  That was weeks ago.  Still waiting.  What does this have to do with development and fundraising?  

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    Topics: Volunteer Appreciation, Volunteer Management, Volunteer Communication, Volunteer Recruitment, Volunteers

    WELL DONE FAITHFUL SERVANT

    Posted by Mike Bussey

    "Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant"

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    Topics: Volunteer Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Volunteers

    GUTSY NOMINATING COMMITTEES

    Posted by Mike Bussey

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. Today Mike explains the power of a gutsy nominating committee.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer, Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation

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