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January 9, 2023
13 Basic Responsibilities of the Board
Whether you serve on the board of a large nonprofit organization or an all-volunteer board, the board is the most important body of any nonprofit organization. The emphasis is on the word body because the board works as an entity – individuals do not make decisions by themselves, it is the group who does. Board […]
September 21, 2021
Eight Principles for a Successful Annual Campaign
The annual campaign is the building block for all fundraising. It serves to establish a base of donors that can serve as an effective device to involve, inform, and bond a constituency to the organization. ┬áIt can further serve as an instrument that compels accountability to the cause the organization is serving. Here are eight […]
May 18, 2020
Face-to-Face Solicitation Guide
A face-to-face solicitation is by far the most effective method of asking a prospect for a gift. This face-to-face solicitation guide outlines effective steps board members, volunteers, and staff can take to enhance their ask. Preparing for your ask Before you start soliciting your prospect, collect and organize your information. Include the following: Make sure […]
April 26, 2020
Sample Timeline for Annual Campaign
As you plan your annual campaign, make sure you develop an annual campaign timeline to share with your staff and appropriate volunteer leadership. Your timeline can be as comprehensive as you see fit for your organization. Below is a shortened version of an annual campaign timeline for a two-month lasting annual campaign. August, 20XX Run […]
April 15, 2020
Elements of a Communications Plan
A comprehensive communications plan that clearly outlines each step of the process and is in sync with your resource development strategies is standard protocol for any well-run nonprofit that seeks to enhance its fundraising efforts. Below is an outline of key elements of a communications plan. Goals What is the purpose of your communication? Audiences […]
April 2, 2020
Case for Support Guide
The case for support spells out the purpose of the philanthropic support you seek. It is your story, and it should make it easy for anyone to see why they should contribute to advancing your cause. It is used to communicate with your stakeholders and serves as your bedrock throughout the campaign.