Hospital fundraisers have found that patients who are grateful for the care (or healing) they or their loved ones received can be very generous. The trick lies in channeling that generosity, and suffice it to say that a doctor using one hand to take a pulse and the other to take a donation is not the way to go.
Just about everyone in the fundraising universe likes, or maybe loves, major gifts and is aware of the need to receive them. Despite that agreement, however, there can be disagreement about just what constitutes a major gift.
Toronto: Home of a venerable hockey team, a frustrating baseball team and a loose-cannon former mayor. But, it turns out that Toronto is home to more than the Maple Leafs (hockey), the Blue Jays (baseball) and Rob Ford (crack-using former mayor).
Most people have heard the definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
The philanthropic environment today is such that traditional board recruiting practices, asking a friend about a friend of a friend of a friend, will no longer serve.
With a glut of applicants and a dearth of job openings, hiring can be an intense process, on both sides of the desk. The people doing the hiring want to do the best they can, understanding that a good hire can be a blessing but a mistake can be disastrous.
Nonprofit managers can be very creative when recruiting volunteers. But many still find themselves struggling to find people willing to lend a hand.
When it comes to hiring, a resume can look very good to the prospective manager.
What has always worked might not always work. Things change due to new times, new pressures, new methods. That also goes for board membership and development. It’s time to start thinking new.
Most people don’t give a click about you if they don’t know your brand, according to Daniel McCallum, a Westminster, Colo.-based account manager at data analytics firm Datalogix.
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