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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

WELL DONE FAITHFUL SERVANT

Posted by Mike Bussey

"Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant"

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Topics: Volunteer Development, Volunteer Appreciation, Volunteers

VOLUNTEER CHURN

Posted by Michele Goodrich

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 Michele warns us not to ignore “retired” volunteers.

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Topics: Volunteer, Volunteer Development, Donor Stewardship, Volunteer Leadership

PREPARING FOR THE ASK

Posted by Robin Jordan

When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Robin reminds us to take the time to prepare our volunteers, and ourselves.

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Topics: Volunteer Development, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask

SMALL BUT MIGHTY

Posted by Thom Peters

This month, the Donor By Design Group is challenging you to take action, moving from resolutions to results. Today’s topic? Going small to go big.  

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Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Development, Nonprofit Management

GIFT-WRAPPED

Posted by Jon Simons

This month, the Donor By Design Group is challenging you to take action, moving from resolutions to results. Today’s topic? Unwrapping the gifts your volunteers bring. 

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Topics: Volunteer Development, Stewardship, Volunteer Management

CHANGING CULTURE

Posted by Peggy Vinson

Changing a board’s philanthropic culture is a big challenge. Convincing board members to become true ambassadors, as well as campaigners, for your organization doesn’t happen overnight, but is one of the best legacies you can leave. Cultural change takes time and consistent effort. Too often, we think of this as a one meeting announcement to our board and boom! We’re done.

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Topics: Volunteer Development, Board Development, Culture Of Philanthrophy, Annual

OWNERSHIP

Posted by Thom Peters

Few things compare to coming home to a dog so full of love that it makes you feel like the most important person in the world.

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Topics: Volunteer Development

THE FOURTH QUARTER

Posted by Jan Brogdon

If you know me, you know this is my favorite time of the year: FOOTBALL SEASON! Football is a game with four quarters. The fourth quarter can be a critical time in not only the game being played, but also sets the tone for future games yet to be played.

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Topics: Volunteer Development, Endowment, Annual, Capital, Year-End Giving, Year-End

GRIT

Posted by Bruce Berglund

Over the last few years, the term “grit” has been popping up in books, podcasts and lectures. It seems that grit, as it relates to leadership in popular business culture, is associated with themes of courage, follow-through and resilience.

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Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Development, Grit, The Dip

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