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Archive for the ‘Working with Volunteers’ Category

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Engaging the Elusive Tech Millennial Donor

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This post is part of our 2016 blog series, The Changing Faces of Philanthropy in the Northwest. All year long we’ll be exploring how the profound changes and contrasts in our […]

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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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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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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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The Psychology of Volunteerism

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In the fundraising profession, a typical week involves interacting with all types of volunteers, including board members, development committee members, interns, or other individuals who have generously contributed their time to help us achieve our goals and further our missions.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Fundraising

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So the real question we should be asking our volunteers is: how can they help us to actively engage members of the community in the mission of your nonprofit? How has your mission caused them to reach that aspirational place of wanting to reach out to others, and are they open to sharing their story with others?

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