Volunteers


Volunteers are quite often the lifeblood of a non profit organization. They are a resource for staffing events, making calls, working mailings and many other responsibilities. Volunteers are also a vital link between the organization and the community.

Past time to evaluate your new Executive Director? By Gayle Gifford

Posted on 19 September 2011

Here is another great article from Gayle Gifford for 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 senior [...]

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, [...]

6 Ways to Increase Optimism about Fundraising at Your Non-profit

Posted on 06 April 2011

When you get involved with a major fundraising campaign, you’ll hear lots of clichés. Probably one of the most frequent clichés that you’ll hear is that the campaign is like a marathon. Pace yourself. Save some energy for the back half of the race. There’s wisdom and truth to that cliché, which is probably why [...]