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An Open Letter to the Board of Directors

It was nice of you to quickly approve our 2010 budget and my fundraising plan. I thought when you approved it you understood you have some responsibility in our success (and failure.) In case you didn’t notice, the budget calls for the Board to raise 10% of our income. My fundraising plan offers many opportunities for you to participate and I am here to help lead and support your efforts.

Continue Reading December 4, 2015 at 10:15 am 4 comments

Setting Expections – Talking with Board Members

Managing Board members is a part of our job as development officers. We want to have the right Board members on the bus and we have to agree on expectations. I believe everyone comes to Board service with good intentions, if not good expectations. Sometimes we are not clear about what we want, need or expect. At other times, life and work get in the way of Board members’ good works. Talking with your Board members one on one is the best way to determine next steps.

Continue Reading June 15, 2010 at 9:24 am 4 comments


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