Capital Campaigns

Nonprofit insights by Benefactor Group

Checklist for Capital Campaign Readiness

You’ve made plans and set priorities for the year. Do those plans include a capital campaign? Depending on when you start the campaign this year, reference the following checklist to determine if you are ready.  (And if you are not yet ready, check out these useful resources to learn more.) When your campaign is three months

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Making Your Case

Looking for just the right words for a thank you note? Need concise information about your organization for a grant proposal? Want the best message to position your group in new fundraising materials? Your case for support is the place to look. It is one of your most important—and useful—tools. Your message is critical. In

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Leadership and Job Openings

Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Ross County

The CEO of the United Way of Ross County not only leads the agency’s fundraising efforts and day-to-day functions, she/he is a leader in the community with responsibility for mobilizing resources to strengthen the community and improve lives for all who live in Ross County. The new CEO will be: Passionate about the mission and

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Effective Fundraising Leaders

Note: A recent national study raised serious concerns about the sustainability of current fundraising models. At Benefactor Group, we’ve been reflecting on the study and its implications for our friends in the nonprofit space. We’ll share our thoughts occasionally in Good Words. We devote our first exploration to an essential element of sustainable fundraising: Leadership. The health

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Leadership Transition FAQs

Why is leadership transition so important? Identifying and recruiting the leadership most suitable to your mission and culture is critical to a successful future. Changes in leadership are pivotal occasions and may be leveraged to build capacity and advance the sustainability and impact of your organization. What is involved in leadership transition? An experienced professional

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Fundraising Consultants

The Way You Share Your Message Is As Important As The Message Itself

Nonprofits often come to Benefactor Group with a simple charge: help us tell our story better. One important question that we ask is: do you know how your donors are consuming information about your organization? Read on to find out how to discover the best vehicles to deliver your message.

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The Importance of Managing Internal Relationships

It’s the development officer’s job to build strong relationships. We spend much of our time focused on bonding with donors, funders, and others. But that’s only half of the challenge. Rapport with colleagues can be just as important—and just as rewarding. The points in this article can help you stay successful, even under difficult conditions.

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