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Aggie Sweeney Elected Chair of Giving USA Foundation

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  On Thursday, July 7, Aggie Sweeney, CFRE, was elected Chair of Giving USA Foundation during its annual meeting in Napa Valley. She takes the helm after serving on the […]

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Kill Your Tactics

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Anyone who’s been to journalism school knows the phrase “kill your darlings.” It means editing out the words and phrases that you’ve fallen in love with that drag down the […]

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Why Human Services Organizations Should Ask Volunteers to Become Donors

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Do you know what tomorrow is? If you are in King or Pierce County and work at a human services organization, you probably are well aware that it is United […]

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Tip of the Spear: The Executive’s Role in Board Leadership

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BoardSource (www.boardsource.org) has been collecting and analyzing trends in nonprofit board practices since 1994, with a unique approach that surveys both chief executives and board chairs. The “Board report card” […]

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Seven Steps to Sustainable Major Gifts Magic

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It’s not about “the sale.” You know this. But somehow—in the thick of your campaign, special project, or deadline—you forget. You go into sales mode, and you make “the ask” […]

Categories / Boards / General / Major Gifts
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Is “Fundraising” the New F-Word?

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I have a good friend who has transformed the way she relates to and works with her board. She has long been a fabulous Executive Director, but for several years, […]

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Campaigns: The mystery of “going public”

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In working with nonprofits in campaign mode, the one thing that causes the most angst among volunteer leaders—other than reaching goal—is the worry over “when to go public.” “Going public” […]

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The Golden Rule of Board Engagement

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“Our board is so engaged in fundraising, we can’t imagine how they could possibly do more.” Wait…what? Why is it so rare to hear nonprofit leaders making this kind of […]

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6 Signs Your Major Gifts Fundraising is On Track

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A successful and sustainable major gifts program: that’s just about every nonprofit’s goal. Then why is it that some programs thrive, while others never get off the ground? Here are […]

Categories / Boards / General / Major Gifts
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Proper Meeting Prep Makes the Difference

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Whether you’re an assistant, project manager, or chief executive officer, meeting preparation is vital to the success of your organization.

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