The idea of getting a board to take an active part in fundraising might get a reaction of “So, what’s new?” in the nonprofit sector, but in fact board involvement still can make a big difference.
People don’t generally get rich by giving money away — getting rich involves dough coming inward rather than going outward — but there are people with money who are willing to donate some of it to a good cause.
Acquisition: The discovery that you’re no longer a big fish in a small pond, or even a small fish in a big pond, but a small fish in a big fish.
When managers are faced with the task of filling an open position, they focus on the basics of the job search and getting the right/best person for the job.
Many organizations have learned to their great cost something about dealing with accusations of the abuse of children in the following ways: Ignoring, denying, covering up, blaming the victim.
Among other comparisons, fundraising can be referred to as the picture, big, small, in-between. During the 2014 Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) International Conference, Eddie Thompson, founder and CEO of www.ceplan.com, said fundraising can be understood by getting a good picture of the picture, and he called the picture a mosaic.
Individuals have their own styles about doing things, from the most public to the most personal.
Grants are an important part of nonprofit funding, so much that many people in the industry devote a great deal of time and energy learning how to apply for them in just the right way.
It might seem like a no-brainer that board members and volunteers would care about an organization and its mission. Why would they be there otherwise?
The merging of two organizations, or the acquisition of one by another (which can be two sides of the same coin), calls for delicate negotiations. Those negotiations might be delicate, but they still involve tough questions.
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