Two leadership requirements: honesty and trust

Are you brave enough to have an open and honest conversation about your organization’s fundraising? Are you willing to step out from behind your role as executive director and have an honest talk with your board chair? Are you willing to talk with him – or her – about what’s working and not working? Can […]

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Tools for addressing generational poverty

Are you effectively using the resources available to you? Are your programs making an impact? Do you try new ideas? Have you explored the “two-generation” to addressing poverty? Do you understand poverty as a “condition” – similar to a medical condition – that has a standard of care? We recently had the opportunity to learn […]

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I didn’t give because you didn’t ask

Fear, ego, time and misinformation can keep you from asking for the gifts your organization needs. Don’t make these four mistakes. We are entering the giving season. Many readers will focus on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza and the New Year. Here at FUNdraising Good Times we are focused on giving to nonprofits. Like children who […]

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Donor Retention and Attrition: How effective is your fundraising?

We know you want to meet your fundraising goals. We also know some readers may be anxious wondering, “how will the calendar year end? Will we be in the red or in the black come December 31st?” While we don’t have a magic wand we do want to suggest two aspects of fundraising management you […]

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How to prepare for a board meeting

An Interview with Kim Moss – Part two of a two part series The board of directors plays a critical role in the life of a nonprofit. While each board is unique, best practices can increase a board’s effectiveness. To learn more we talked with Kim Moss, nonprofit consultant. His leadership helps boards increase their […]

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Four secrets to nonprofit growth: An Interview with Kim Moss

Part one of a two part series We recently had the opportunity to work with nonprofit consultant Kim Moss. He is a wealth of knowledge with 34 years experience in nonprofit administration. He knows about taking care of business. Yes, nonprofits are all about vision and mission. But, if business practices are not in place, […]

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Five guidelines for managing nonprofit funds

Part two of a two part series: An interview with Leland Faust What would you do if you were responsible for reviewing financial management policies for your nonprofit? What would you do if asked to vote on a change of investment firms? What questions would you ask? These are issues nonprofits grapple with all the […]

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2015 was America’s most generous year ever

One of the positive attributes of who we are as Americans is our generosity. We believe in helping our fellow man. Giving is the backbone of our culture, manifesting itself in so many ways. We give our time, expertise, and skills. We share our resources and connections. We give money and other financial resources. For […]

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Is your nonprofit legit? Three things you need to know.

Passion for mission is at the heart of a nonprofit, but don’t forget your “business” requirements. Nonprofits must comply with many of the same regulations as businesses, and additional ones that are specific to the sector. As an executive or board member you need to be aware of these, and operate within the law. Here […]

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