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Event Sponsorships: From Prospecting to Solicitation to Stewardship
It would be advantageous for a nonprofit fundraising event to have all of its costs covered by sponsorships. Here's how.
Fundraising Events: How to Create a Results-Driven Marketing Plan
Let’s start at the beginning, which is actually at the end. The end result, that is. What is it you aim to accomplish with your marketing? What actions are necessary to get there and who will take those actions? When and how will they take action?
My Leadership Approach Was Failing. So I Changed It.
I was part of a leadership success story that Stephen Nill has invited me to share. First, though, let me admit to him, and to you, something that was quite painful: I very nearly failed right from the start...
Pain and Rebirth: The Making of a Superhero Nonprofit Leader
In the essay “More Than Normal, But Believable,” comic book genius Stan Lee wrote, “A superhero is a person who does heroic deeds and has the ability to do them in a way that a normal person couldn’t.” To be a superhero, he concluded, you need an exceptional power and must use it to accomplish good. Yet, most superhero stories start on shaky ground—family issues, childhood trauma, evil triumphing over good. As a result, these seemingly normal humans morph into something extraordinary.
The Three Mistakes Nonprofit Leaders Make Orienting Board Members
We know that boards influence the performance of your nonprofit. So, having an effective board is very important to your mission — and that’s what you care about, right? One of the biggest opportunities you have to ensure your board realizes its full potential and advances your organization’s mission is in orienting new board members effectively. Yet, while so many nonprofits do orient new board members, most nonprofits make three big mistakes in their board orientations causing them to lose valuable time and resources.
How to Maintain Your Mojo as a Nonprofit Consultant
I’ve been consulting for a long time now, but I still wake up excited about what each workday will bring. It would be easy to slip into monotony, even the doldrums. Some days I see clients, but there are many days when hours of computer work awaits. Is it a challenge to keep up my enthusiasm? Not at all. But sometimes I need more than the work itself to keep myself going.