Whether to assist long-range operations or implement a one-time effort, auxiliary groups can prove to be a big help to nonprofits, often easing the burden of staff or boards of directors and often helping with fundraising.
During the Association of Fundraising Professionals international conference, Sharon Tiknis of The Alford Group, Sara Irmen of Children’s Home + Aid and Emily Lohse-Busch, formerly of The Alford Group, said that for nonprofits to derive the maximum benefit from the formation of an auxiliary entity both organizations and members of those groups must be able to answer important questions.
The key questions for the organization are:
For the group or prospective members, the following questions must be answered:
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