Have trouble getting your executive director to make their calls and schedule appointments with major donors? You’re not alone. Executive Directors Often Mean Well, But … The other day, I spoke with Marlene, a campaign director, whose executive director is wonderful in most every way, except—and it’s a big exception—that he had trouble actually getting around to the critical major gift calls he had to make for their campaign.
Nonprofits, like all other successful organizations, need to keep up with the tools of the times. It’s important that your board of directors understands the importance of new technology in letting your organization run like a well-oiled machine. Technology should be intuitive, affordable and able to grow with you, and your board should be willing to provide that for you. Here are some tips on how to convince leadership that adopting or buying new technology […]
Imagine your best friend Holly is in a horrible car accident and tragically dies. As grief overwhelms you and tears run down your cheeks, you pull out your smartphone. You send Holly a text telling her how much you miss her. Within seconds she responds with a funny cat meme—just like she always did. You start to laugh. After many more back and forth texts it feels like Holly is still alive. Or is she. […]
The following article is cross-posted from Alliance magazine blog. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment. Donor advised funds (DAFs) are a growing segment of philanthropy. On the other side of the Atlantic, DAFs have been in existence since the 1930s and have combined assets of more than $80bn in assets under management. They have attracted high profile donors including Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan […]