Over time, boards begin to drift. Boards that were once strong now don’t pack the same leadership punch that they once did. Why?
If you financed a capital project with a tax-exempt bond, changes in tax structure could affect your loan. Learn how to be proactive and ensure you are being good stewards of your finances.
Are you doing all you can to recognize your volunteers for their time? Make sure these advocates for your organization feel appreciated and connected.
While financial a capital project isn’t complicated, there are a few general facts, assumptions, and figures you’ll want to know before you get started.
Before you invest significant time and energy into pursuing a grant, find out first if your organization is ready to do all that is needed.
You’ve just hired a new CDO. Congratulations! Here are a few steps to ensure you can get this valuable employee off to the best start.
The mention of fundraising often brings forward a list of stress-induced excuses. Help your volunteers and staff feel confident when they start with just a cup of coffee.
If donor stewardship isn’t an intentional part of your financial development plan, this quick read can get you started.
The New Markets Tax Credit program can give a big boost to your capital project, but there are a few things to know before you can take advantage of it.
The most wonderful time of year is a great time to show your donors how much you appreciate them. We offer ideas for each day of December, but you can adapt many of them for any time of year.
Your online presence is your virtual welcome mat to anyone seeking more information or ways to give to your organization. How does yours stack up?
Considering charities receive a large portion of their annual contributions at year end, it’s wise to make the most of your messaging and efforts.
A well-run volunteer program can ensure that both your organization and the volunteers benefit from the relationship.
What sometimes starts as an accident can become a purposeful, thoughtful Endowment Program that will ensure a stronger future for your organization.
Maximize your grant efforts and make your organization stand out from the others.
Running an annual campaign can sometimes feel like running a marathon. With the right preparation, you can successfully cross the finish line.
It’s a given that your donors need to be thanked, but they also need to know the impact their gift has on your mission.
As you connect with donors for a capital campaign, don’t assume it will mean a decrease in their annual gift. A thoughtful combined ask is the key.
Collaborating with other organizations can mean a much greater impact on your collective missions, but it takes patience, hard work and open communication.
Strong annual giving sets the foundation for a strong capital campaign. Annual fundraising can hone your case and strengthen your staff and board to help with a larger capital project.
A good fundraising program takes work and is something to be proud of. But what more could you do in your community if you made it great?
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