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    MOVING FORWARD

    Posted by Kellie Wardman on Mar. 22, 2020

    Let’s be honest, and real.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership

    PERSPECTIVE

    Posted by Danny Maier on Mar. 21, 2020

    I left Hong Kong after three weeks in China on January 6th.  Days later the epidemic arose.  Still in Hong Kong were my wife’s parents, two sisters, and their five children ages 13 years to 18 months – all hunkered down. And in the last 50+ days of isolation, we’ve video-called them several times a week and learned from their experience. They worked from home, their schools went on-line, mandatory social distancing, and on and on. In an international, multi-cultural city of 7 million, life changed overnight.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership

    WHAT WE DO KNOW

    Posted by DBD Team on Mar. 16, 2020

    UPDATED: Link here to free consultation, resources and samples from other non-profits. Updated daily.

    These are unprecedented times. So many of you have reached out to us, wondering what to do about your campaigns, your communications and more.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership

    NEEDY VS WORTHY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Apr. 23, 2019

    I have the wonderful opportunity to learn from our clients and their volunteers across the country. The wonderful balance of staff and volunteer engagement makes this work rich and rewarding.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Board Leadership, Development, Making The Ask, Donor, Nonprofit

    VOLUNTEER CHURN

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Apr. 24, 2018

    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

    GET CLOSE

    Posted by Lora Dow on Sep. 6, 2017

    At the 2017 Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit, the DBD team was once again inspired and challenged by incredible stories of leadership and vision. Each year it seems a story will dig into our hearts and not let go.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Board Development, Volunteer Management, Bryan Stevenson

    A BIAS FOR ACTION

    Posted by Lora Dow on Apr. 6, 2017

    One of our tenants at Donor By Design Group is that we have “a bias for action.” I’ve talked about this with prospective clients and most of them give me the “oh boy, here comes some consultant speak” eyeroll.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership

    BEST OF DBD 2016: LEADERSHIP

    Posted by DBD Team on Dec. 15, 2016

    As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Leadership.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Leadership, Board Development, Volunteer Management, Board Management, Best Of

    THE TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN’

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Dec. 12, 2016

    Bob Dylan’s song, “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” came out in the mid-1960s when the largest population cohort in history, known as the Baby Boomers, emerged and began to shake up the status-quo. Their attitudes and beliefs were very different from previous generations and their collective influence changed almost every aspect of our culture.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Volunteer Management, Millennials

    PASSING THE BATON, PART 2

    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Nov. 21, 2016

    In his recent post, Bruce highlighted the questions and opportunities that arise when there is change in leadership at the top of an organization. But what about a change in the Development Officer role?

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Donor Management, Development Officer

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