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Board Scorecards – What’s Your Nonprofit’s Score?

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Katie Lord Senior Consultant Nonprofit Board Members are expected to bring a diverse set of skills, experiences and connections to their organization. Their voluntary involvement is the basis for the continued success (or failure) of an organization. The specific skill set or a combination of skills a Board Member brings to an organization usually fills a knowledge gap, bringing expertise…

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Five Secrets to Capital Campaign Success

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Judy Keller Executive Vice President After nine years as a fundraising consultant, I have learned a lot about campaigns that I never knew when I was an Executive Director or Development Director. Forty-eight clients later, I have met wonderful people doing courageous work, and am happy to say most of them succeeded in their campaign goals.  Here’s what those campaigns…

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Nonprofits, Boards and Managing Expectations: A Two-Way Street

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John F. Marshall Senior Vice President In 2016, I will mark my 40th year as a fundraising professional. During that time I have served in higher education, healthcare, human services and the arts. Each sector was much different from the others with one exception: nonprofits within each are (for the most part) governed by Boards of Directors and rely on…

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