Posts filed under ‘Nonprofit fundraising’
Let’s not complicate our work with nonprofit Board members – they can be our best advocates, fundraisers and major donors. Let’s treat them well!
Nonprofit Board members are our allies.
Let’s treat nonprofit Board members like we treat our best, major donors.
Their sphere of influence will help us raise more money.
They don’t know what they don’t know.
No more “bobble head” Board meetings!
Remember the book, Who Moved My Cheese? The Heath Brothers book Switch takes a better look at change. Bottom line change is happening all the time. I think change is coming in faster increments today than it was 10 years ago. As a nonprofit sector, we need to learn to review new ideas quickly, try, fail, adapt, try again, adjust and move forward. Standing still is not an option to be competitive in the nonprofit fundraising marketplace.
How many donors do you think read the thank you letter as opposed to glancing to make sure their name and address are correct and that they have the tax deductible amount and tax ID correctly written?
I am still coming off the high of information and action from #MCON2012 and then this post Feet on the Street from Seth Godin appeared today. Seth has shared some great tips for us nonprofiteers. An organization (read nonprofit) with feet on the street and alert and regular attention to detail can build more trust and develop better relationships than one than hits and runs.