Archive | February, 2011

What Does Your Outgoing Voicemail Message Say About Your Nonprofit?

Posted on 14 February 2011

The great thing about writing a blog on a regular basis is that the author has the opportunity to really dive into a subject and examine it on a microscopic level. Today is such a day, when we pull out our microscopes and peer deeply into our organization’s image. Let’s talk about voice mail and […]

Speed Dating to Find New Board Members?

Posted on 12 February 2011

I just read a fascinating article on the Charlotte, N.C. National Public Radio website, It was called “Finding Chemistry In The Boardroom Through Speed-Dating”. The article reported on a recent gathering of several area non-profit agencies and approximately 30 people who were seriously interested in becoming board members. Just like regular speed dating, the […]

Guest Post: “How to Identify Donors for Your Cause” by Amy Eisenstein

Posted on 10 February 2011

Greetings! Today, I want to welcome back Amy Eisenstein.  Amy has posted here at Step by Step Fundraising once before.  If you haven’t had a chance to read that article, I highly recommend clicking here to do so. Today, Amy has returned with another very insightful and helpful post about identifying new donors for your […]

Big News! Your Faithful Blogger Has Invented a New Non-profit Word! Huzzah!

Posted on 02 February 2011

I’ve done it! I’ve invented a word! After years with a college English degree, I’ve finally conjured up the creative juices to give birth to vocabulary! And, believe it or not, my new word pertains to the non-profit world! So, I should get extra points for creativity AND staying within my blog topic! At least […]

What Should a Volunteer Policy Look Like in 2011? Part II

Posted on 02 February 2011

In the first part of this series on volunteer policies, I started speculating on some of the causes why it’s so hard to get people to volunteer these days. I used my own kids’ swim team as an example of this sad phenomenon. I ended part one by asking the following question: Could we be […]

What Should a Volunteer Policy Look Like in 2011? Part I

Posted on 01 February 2011

I’ve read that the best blogs are those that are honest and reflect the real experiences of the blogger. So, in that spirit, I’m going to share some events that I have experienced in my own life during the last few weeks, related, of course, to the non-profit world. My three children belong to a […]