Posts filed under ‘Volunteers’
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!
Ahh the sweet smell of volunteering. Add a dose of kitchen and nirvana may have been achieved.
In the last few years technology has impacted our engagement with our leaders. We are emailing Board members instead of calling them. We send information, Board minutes, agendas, updates electronically. Some nonprofits have established intranets for their Board members to give them access to information any time they want. Question is: Is this helpful to deepening our engagement with these important advisors, donors, leaders and communicating effectively?
One of my nonprofit clients is in the stakeholder phase of a $15,000,000 capital campaign. They have been in campaign mode for more than 18 months. In the last six months they have raised more than $5,000,000! There is no campaign fatigue here and I wanted to share how we are working together to overcome challenges and keep the energy high.
To be successful, or even to start a major gift program, donors, staff and volunteer leadership need to be engaged. Major gift fundraising is all about the one-on-one ask, high-touch cultivation and solicitation. But more than that, it is about the RIGHT person or people doing the one-on-one.
It is a great opportunity for professionals to donate their skills to specific nonprofit projects. If you are working, under-employed or looking for work, Give Back Chicago is a great way to share your expertise and help your community.