Charting Your Course During a Crisis

Join us on May 5th, 2020 from 10:00am-11:30am for a webinar designed to educate, engage and encourage development professionals during COVID-19. We will discuss the realities we are all facing, share what is working and help you adjust your sail and stay on course with fundraising and relationship development in 2020. Click here to register! #nonprofits #coronavirus #covid-19 #fundraising

When Good Board Members Have Bad Ideas

If you have worked at a nonprofit organization, this has happened to you. A great and involved board member walks into your office and says, “I have an idea for this organization”....and then you sit there for 20 minutes trying to figure out how to tell this board member that the idea cannot happen....Oh, this happens! . Some helpful tips: Be Strategic: Is that board member’s great idea aligned with your board approved strategic plan? If not, let the board member know your p

What Happens When Bad Weather Threatens Your Special Event?

Weather dependent fundraising special events can be stressful for organizers, but there are some ways to ensure successful management. 1). Always have a rain or snow backup plan. Hoping for good weather is not enough. Know the location and plan for inclement weather. 2). Include the location or plan for bad weather on the invitation or flyer. Or, indicate this is a rain or shine event. 3). Communicate! Blast social media and websites with weather updates. Even posting a time