Thoughts on Future and Current Board Members

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If you want to encourage a board culture that seeks out authoritative sources to help inform their governance role, you may want to consider giving a board member an article, blog post, or book (either physically, or on loan through an e-reader). Ask them to summarize the text at a future meeting. Here are some recommended resources….

CFRE Updates Certification Requirements

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CFRE International sent me an E-mail yesterday announcing two revisions to the policies for initial and re-certification. I wasn’t able to locate this announcement on the CFRE website so here is the information for anybody considering to obtain this professional fundraising credential (I recommend you do, as do others). 1) Earning Continuing Education credits. Applicants […]

Ethics Rapid-fire for Your Next Staff Meeting

Ethical lapses don’t have to happen. To help keep the discussion of ethics alive in your organization, here are some quick questions to use at your next staff meeting to start a meaningful conversation.

How Long Will it Take You to Raise the Money?

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Is this (insert urgent need here) worth alienating the donor most likely to fund the request? Why wasn’t this in our original budget? If we pay upfront for somebody to write grant requests, how do we keep them accountable for meeting performance benchmarks?