Monthly Archives: September 2011

Donation ROI – What is the return on the investment?

High-capacity donors have a God-given longing to give, but they also have questions that need to be answered before they can be comfortable giving. In dealing with major donors and potential major donors, we need to recognize what they are … Continue reading

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Ten Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Since I had so many hits on my recent post about Board Evaluation, I thought I’d share Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards by BoardSource: Determine mission and purpose. It is the board’s responsibility to create and review a statement … Continue reading

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Guidance for Mail Appeals

Fundraisers have to get and hold the attention of potential donors, and that is easier said than done. In his book “The Zen of Fundraising,” Ken Burnett maintains that nonprofits be acutely aware of the communications they send to potential … Continue reading

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Board Member Evaluation

Individual Board Member Self-Evaluation   Use the following questions for individual board member evaluation. For board members answering yes to these questions, they are likely to be fulfilling their responsibilities as board members.     Yes No Not Sure   … Continue reading

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Donor Appreciation Calls

A helpful piece in NPT… The First 30 Seconds Of An Ask – By Rick Christ Telephone calls to lapsed donors can bring them back. Calls to new donors, especially online donors, can turn a drive-by donor into a second-time … Continue reading

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“Courageous” Resolution

Got to see a pre-release showing of Courageous last night. Men and Fathers – don’t miss it! Courageous – In Theaters September 30 http://www.courageousthemovie.com Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left … Continue reading

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Equipping Counselors for Your Church

Equipping Counselors for Your Church. Bob is a good friend, and the best I know at biblically unpacking the spiritual friend foundations. A great read for anyone committed to One Another ministry.

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