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A Checklist for Success as a Board Chair

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 11:28:39 AM

There are board chairs. And there are great board chairs. Being a conscientious board member is one thing: in itself a challenging, time-consuming job. But becoming the chair of the board means a lot more responsibility. As the top volunteer at a nonprofit, the chair must have a commitment to the success of an organization and a vision for its future. A chair must be able to handle people with skill and diplomacy as he or she works with the chief executive, other board members, funders, community members, and other outsiders. A chair must be able to lead, solve problems, chart new territory, and act in the best interest of the organization. If you are a board chair or are considering becoming a board chair, these steps will help you make a positive impact on your organization.

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Topics: board chair, Board Development, Capital Campaigns, Professional Skill Building, role of board chair

Benefits of Being a Campaign Chair

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:46:48 AM

Every leader enters a capital campaign with trepidation. Can I help to bring form to a campaign organization? Am I truly able to commit the time necessary? Are my personal networks expansive enough? Will my peers respond? Do I have an overarching passion for the cause? Some of these concerns are practical, others are very personal.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Board Development, campaign chairman, campaign leadership, capital campaign committee, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles

Board Development in a Campaign Setting

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:40:15 AM

A successful capital campaign often leaves a big footprint in areas other than just the financial position of the group, such as public relations that can grow as a result of a successful campaign and board development, which can undergo a significant transition throughout a capital campaign.

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Topics: Board Development, board relationships, building relationships, Capital Campaigns

Building External Constituencies and Departmental Fundraising

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:31:47 AM

University departmental isolationism is a thing of the past. The watchword of twenty-first century academe is engagement. University Deans have seen the terms advancement, development, and fund raising added to their job description. Now department heads are being presented with the same challenge.

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Topics: Board Development, board relationships, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, Major Gifts, volunteer relationships

Choosing a Stellar Campaign Leader

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:19:32 AM

Dedicated volunteers are worth their weight in gold to the regular fundraising operations of your charitable organization. These high-level volunteers provide credibility and undertake the essential relationship-building that helps attract friends, supporters and financial resources to your organization.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Board Development, campaign leadership, Capital Campaigns, fundraising consultants, Fundraising Principles, Professional Skill Building, strategic planning, successful capital campaigns

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