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Part 1:Duty of Care

In Board Development, Evaluations, Strategic Planning by Geoff Burns

Duty of Care This is part 1 of a three part series on the duties of board members. It is so easy to think that the Executive Director is responsible for everything the nonprofit does, however, it is not only the role that board members play, but their duty to the organization as board members that is often overlooked or …

Forces for Good Book Review

In Book Review, Evaluations by Geoff Burns

By Senior Consultant, Kristy Burns I started this review as part of a class project. As I finished the assignment, I felt that the entire review deserved to be referenced here for all of you. Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits Book Review Written by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant This review is based on …

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DD Danger

In Board Development, Evaluations, Strategic Planning by Geoff Burns

What organization doesn’t need funds? There are many organizations that have Development Directors and many more that wish they did. There are several dangers associated with having a DD that are seldom acknowledged. Effective DD’s are a true blessing for an organization, but for those nonprofits that are considering hiring a DD for the first time, there are a few …

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In Uncategorized by Geoff Burns

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. …

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Relational Equity

In Board Development, Fundraising by Geoff Burns

Advancing the mission through philanthropy has less to do with dollars and more to do with experiences and relationships. While increasing funds is always part of fundraising, dollars raised is really a byproduct of strong relational equity. Its About Trust Prospective donors need to trust that their dollars will impact the organization in a positive manner. Transparency is crucial to …

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Fundraising from the Heart

In Fundraising, Strategic Planning by Geoff Burns

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position to help you fulfill the desires of your heart and compound your vision and effort”. -John Maxwell A great fundraiser does not do well simply because of the knowledge he or she acquires, there is another important skill that cannot be taught, and that is passion. Finding passion for raising funds is a key element to connecting with donors, …