Tag: leadership

From Giving to Leading: Questions to Consider Before Joining the Board

Should you join the board? Whether you are being asked to join the board of an art museum, social service agency, hospice, or any other type of nonprofit, ask yourself these questions.

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Fundraising Leadership and the Salt Shaker Theory

With consistent application, constant-gentle-pressure creates a culture of accomplishment.

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Leadership Transition: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is leadership transition so important? A: 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. Q: What … Read More

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Stop the Revolving Door in Nonprofit Development

No matter the size, scope, or mission of your nonprofit, your development staff is crucial in sustaining your operations for today and your impact for tomorrow. By investing in these professionals—and ensuring their longevity in your organization—your nonprofit will have both the funding and the focus to achieve its goals.

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Muskingum County Community Foundation

Strategic Planning for Stronger Community Impact The Muskingum County Community Foundation (MCCF) has proudly served the people of Zanesville and the surrounding region since 1985. Over the years, MCCF has celebrated countless successes—from promoting educational initiatives to supporting Zanesville’s flourishing arts scene. A recent shift in the foundation’s leadership gave … Read More

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Five Forward-focused Functions of Community Foundations

Ohio’s 133 community foundations have evolved rapidly in the last few decades—and especially in the past several years. Take a look at how community foundations are improving the quality of life in communities throughout Ohio. 1. Convene Community foundations gather together local stakeholders to maximize impact. Spotlight: The Greater Cincinnati … Read More

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Volunteer Management and the Salt Shaker Theory

Applying Constant Gentle Pressure to Fundraising Volunteers How many times have you attended (or led) a lively discussion with a fundraising volunteer corps, left energized by their enthusiasm, only to check back in a week or two to learn that nothing’s been done? It can happen to the best campaign … Read More

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Hiring a Nonprofit CEO

What’s the best way to identify and hire the most qualified person to lead the organization into the future? It isn’t as easy at it appears and it’s definitely not a task to be taken lightly.

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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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