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Headed in the right direction

Headed in the right direction

Fundraising successes don’t come overnight. They are built over time. It is the many “small” actions that build on each other and yield funding and resources.   With this column we share with you the story of Lane College and its recent fundraising successes. Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Lane is […]

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How to increase board giving and fundraising

How to increase board giving and fundraising

Part two of a two part series Should board members give? Our answer is “yes.” And, they should fundraise. That doesn’t mean you don’t need fundraising professionals. You do. But don’t think for a minute that they can be successful without a partnership with an engaged board. In part one […]

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Should board members give?

Part one of a two part series “My board doesn’t give.” That’s a common lament we hear from executive directors and college presidents. Here’s one from board members: “They only want me for my money.” Both statements may be true. If these sentiments are active within your organization or institution […]

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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT – KEY TO NONPROFIT SUCCESS

Volunteer management – key to nonprofit success

Part three of a three part series What if you could get eight more hours out of the day? What if you could “clone” yourself five times over? These are unspoken dreams of many a nonprofit executive or college president. While they are unlikely to come true exactly as wished […]

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How to support nonprofit volunteers

How to support nonprofit volunteers

Part two of a three part series Sometimes volunteers within a nonprofit don’t measure up. That’s not unusual. It’s part of life. For all of us, there are times when we don’t hit the mark. And most know what it’s like when others don’t meet our expectations. With this column […]

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The power of nonprofit volunteer leadership

Part one of a three part series Volunteers play a key role in the life of nonprofits. They serve as board members, provide services and advocacy, and they donate their professional services. In the area of fundraising, the important role of volunteers cannot be over stated. Fundraising volunteers provide leadership […]

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Evaluate 2017. Ground yourself – and your #fundraising – for 2018.

2017: Pass or fail?

Happy New Year! We hope you will find within you a way to embrace the new year with thoughtfulness, optimism and calm. Before the promise of 2018 transforms into to-do lists and meetings we suggest taking a few moments to identify what’s most important and what you do well. Center […]

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Investing in Black-led organizations

Investing in Black-led organizations

Are all nonprofits created equally? Do they receive equal investment? Have equitable access to resources and expertise? Do we need to take a closer look at Black-Led Organizations to help ensure their sustainability and effectiveness? What role do these organizations play and why are they important? In the report Black-Led […]

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ArtUp

Arts as a strategy for community and economic development.

What does an artist look like? What about a businessperson? Do they look the same? Different? What are they doing? How do they dress? Where do they live? Here are two more questions to consider. Which is the introvert? Which can assess the environment and create impactful solutions? We pose […]

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