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    ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Jan. 22, 2019

    A fairly common concern among nonprofit directors is that their board members won’t participate in fundraising efforts.  Some board members may claim they weren’t told they were expected to ask for contributions when they joined the board.  Others might say they don’t like to impose on their friends (or they want to avoid their friends coming back to them asking for money for their favorite charity). And still others promise they will help but never follow through.

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    Topics: Board Development, Board Management

    DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC BOARD

    Posted by Danny Maier on Jan. 15, 2019
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    Topics: Board Development, Board Management

    BEST OF DBD 2016: ASKING

    Posted by DBD Team on Dec. 20, 2016

    As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Asking for a Gift.

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    Topics: Art Of The Ask, Volunteer Management, Endowment, Annual, Capital, Board Management, Best Of

    BEST OF DBD 2016: LEADERSHIP

    Posted by DBD Team on Dec. 15, 2016

    As we come to the end of 2016, we’re taking a look back at the posts that inspired the most conversations on the blog and with our clients. Today’s topic? Leadership.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Leadership, Board Development, Volunteer Management, Board Management, Best Of

    CHANGE THE REQUEST

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Jul. 27, 2015

    A relatively common concern among nonprofit executives and development directors is that their board members are reluctant to ask for money.

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    Topics: Volunteer, Board Development, Art Of The Ask, Volunteer Management, Board Management

    SABOTAGING YOUR CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

    Posted by Danny Maier on Jun. 22, 2015

    Recently, I attended a board meeting for a great nonprofit organization. Afterward, the CEO confessed that he was “really troubled that we can’t create a culture of philanthropy here. It is just so frustrating.”

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Board Development, Board Management, Campaign Planning

    EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE

    Posted by Mike Bussey on Feb. 18, 2014

    I was stunned by the phone call.

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Gratitude, Board Management

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