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Is Your Board Strong Enough to Make Hard Decisions?

Posted on 29 August 2011

In a recent edition of the online CharlotteObserver, there was an editorial that really got my attention. It was written by Will Miller, who is a former executive director of Charlotte’s host committee for the Democratic National Convention. The editorial is titled “Nonprofit boards must be bold, not too cozy with staff”. I highly recommend [...]

Would You Do It All Over Again?

Posted on 10 August 2011

I was speaking recently to a man I know who runs a children’s based business that is now a year old. From the outside looking in, everything about his venture seems like a typical non-profit organization, but it is not. Instead of creating a board of directors, applying for his 501 (c)(3), and getting his [...]

You’re not the boss of me – board chairs and CEOs, by Gayle Gifford

Posted on 23 May 2011

I am very happy to welcome back Gayle Gifford to Step By Step Fundraising- (pictured at left). Gayle brings over 30 years of experience to her work with nonprofits – from her personal activism for peace, disarmament, environmental, human and civil rights, to her professional work as a consultant and former director of development and [...]

5 Ways to Make Sure Board Members Aren’t Bored, by Amy Eisenstein

Posted on 11 May 2011

Amy Eisenstein, MPA, CFRE specializes in fundraising consulting for local and national nonprofits. Her “no-nonsense” approach to fundraising yields big results for her clients and readers. Amy is a regular contributor with Step by Step Fundraising, and she’s back today with another very insightful and helpful post about how to keep your board of directors [...]

Are you overwhelming board members with hidden expectations? By Gayle Gifford

Posted on 20 April 2011

I am very happy to welcome back Gayle Gifford to Step By Step Fundraising- (pictured at left).  If you missed Gayle’s post last month, click here to check it out! Gayle brings over 30 years of experience to her work with nonprofits – from her personal activism for peace, disarmament, environmental, human and civil rights, [...]

A Quiz for Perspective Board Members

Posted on 05 April 2011

Have you ever found yourself wondering why one (or two or all…) of your board members is on your board at all? Has this person (or people) missed multiple meetings? Not contributed during the meetings they’re at? Failed to raise a single dime for your organization? Haven’t recruited any new board members? If this sounds [...]

If fundraising is a profession, why are we so angry with our amateur board members? By Gayle Gifford

Posted on 10 March 2011

I am very happy to introduce you to a brand new contributor at Step By Step Fundraising- Gayle Gifford (pictured at left) Gayle brings over 30 years of experience to her work with nonprofits – from her personal activism for peace, disarmament, environmental, human and civil rights, to her professional work as a consultant and [...]