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Guest Post: Should we have a large board? By Marc Pitman

Posted on 23 February 2011

Here is another great guest post from Marc Pitman (pictured at left), aka The Fundraising Coach. Marc contributed numerous articles to Step By Step Fundraising, and he is also the author of a terrific book, “Ask Without Fear“. If you haven’t visited Marc’s site, I urge you to do so.  There is a lot of […]

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, WFAE.org. 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 […]

8 Reasons to Host a Non-profit Summit in Your Community- Part III

Posted on 21 January 2011

In parts I & II of this article, I have listed six different goals that should be set at a community-wide non-profit summit meeting.  These goals so far are: Make a thorough introduction of each group and person that goes beyond the casual niceties of most meetings. Launch a brainstorming session that lists the problems […]

8 Reasons to Host a Non-profit Summit in Your Community- Part II

Posted on 20 January 2011

In the first part of this article, I recommended that you/your non-profit organization plan to host a summit meeting with as many of the non-profit groups in your community as you can gather in one place at one time. Once at this summit, I started listing goals that you should strive to accomplish. The first […]

8 Reasons to Host a Non-profit Summit in Your Community- Part I

Posted on 19 January 2011

I have a suggestion for anyone working at a non-profit organization in a town that has multiple non-profits. I think you should get together and schedule a non-profit summit. And you, yes you- the person reading this article- should be the one to make the phone calls to put it together.  Why you?  Well, if […]

The Number One Way to Get Board Members to Follow Through

Posted on 13 May 2010

So many nonprofit board members are enthusiastic and well-meaning but too often they back out of their commitments.  Bet you have run into this problem! And I have been on the other side too, as a board member. In the heat of an exciting discussion, I suddenly found myself making personal commitments. Then later, in […]

6 Reasons NOT to Start a New Nonprofit Organization

Posted on 27 March 2010

Occasionally I will get an email asking how to start a nonprofit organization.  There are several great resources online that can help, but before I get to that I always kindly caution them on a few points. It is very time and labor intensive to start a nonprofit.  You should be certain that this is […]