February 6, 2023
October 30, 2022

Good Board Members – How Do You Find Them?

Good Board Members – How Do You Find Them? is Joanne Oppelt’s take on one of nonprofit’s great mysteries. Here’s what Joanne has to share: This article contains expert tips on how to find good board members. In my experience, most board members are good people who know next to nothing about nonprofit governance. Yet, your board is the most valuable leadership asset your nonprofit has. Board members teach the community how to interact with […]
July 31, 2022

Joanne Oppelt Raises First Six-Figure Gift for Caring Contact Suicide Prevention

Joanne Oppelt Raises First Six-Figure Gift for Caring Contact Suicide Prevention reveals how one fundraising veteran helped a life-saving charity secure a life-saving gift. Here’s how it worked: Caring Contact, a regional suicide prevention agency with a budget of around $300,000, needed several years of large cash influxes. Board giving was steady, accounting for about 5 percent of individual donations. To raise money, the agency conducted two direct