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The Type of Board Member Who Can Transform Your Fundraising (In a Good Way)

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Boards and Fundraising
One of the best things you can have as a professional fundraiser is a board member who is also a professional fundraiser. Why would you need that? After all, you’re really good at your job! Do you need more help?…
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4 Steps to Make Your Boss Your Fundraising Ally

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Boards and Fundraising, Leadership
One of the common conversations in our members-only Facebook community is frustration with bosses or board members making damaging decisions about fundraising — like cutting a multi-page letter down to one page.  It’s common. You’ve probably experienced it too. You…
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When Someone in Your Organization HATES Fundraising: 4 Ways to Win Them Over

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Boards and Fundraising, Leadership, Stewardship
Okay, you’re really getting fundraising down. Your stuff is good. You’re telling great stories, sharing a lot of love with your donors, and putting powerful fundraising offers in their hands. Congratulations! But that doesn’t always mean all is well. We…
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[VIDEO] How Advertising and Awareness Campaigns Work in Fundraising

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Boards and Fundraising, Branding
Will a big awareness campaign improve your donor acquisition efforts? The answer may surprise you. This short video (13 minutes) will give you some very useful information for what could be one of the most important strategic decisions you make…
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Things You Wish Your Board Knew about Fundraising

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Boards and Fundraising
Your Board matters. What they know or don’t know, understand or misunderstand, can make the difference between results that take you to new heights — or systemic failure that you can’t overcome. The challenge is that there’s no knowledge requirement…
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How Professional Help Can End Board-Member Burn-Out … and Keep Your Organization Alive and Well

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Boards and Fundraising
Jeff Brooks is facing a problem — one that’s outside his area of expertise. He doesn’t know what to do, so he turned to the amazing Simone Joyaux for help. We thought you’d enjoy listening in on their conversation…. Jeff:…
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This Nonprofit Leader Needs to Resign. Do You Have Someone Like That?

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Boards and Fundraising, Coronavirus
What I’m about to tell you is a true story. In fact, the story is still playing out, which is why I’ve changed some of the details to hide the identity of the players. You’ll see why pretty quickly. A…
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VIDEO: What Your Board Should Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Boards and Fundraising, Coronavirus
Simone Joyaux knows nonprofit boards. She travels the world to meet with boards and help them be their best. And now, with a crisis raging that threatens the mission — even the existence — of some nonprofit organizations, boards need…
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Help! My Board Won’t Listen To Me!

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Boards and Fundraising
I promised we would work harder to help you with the challenges you have with your board – many fundraisers who did Jeff’s survey last month identified this as their single biggest challenge. Today we have invited our guru of…
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Shocker: The Biggest Problem in Fundraising

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Boards and Fundraising, Trends
You spoke, I listened, and you freaked me out a little! I’ve been in the fundraising space for a long time — approaching 30 years. That’s enough time to get married, have a couple of kids, and raise them into…
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