As fundraisers, we have a myriad of techniques available to reach donors, potential donors, and past donors (I dislike the word “lapsed” as it isn’t a word we would use to the donor’s face). However, those techniques focus on what we do and the “moves” that we or the donor are making, not on what is happening in our relationship with that person. I believe we need to go on a journey of understanding with the donor. What does that journey look like?
Sometimes (often?!) we are so embedded in our own worlds, that we fail to recognize key conditions that we are living and working within. Sometimes, rather than “solving a problem” we need to change our mindset to “shifting the conditions that are holding the problem in place.”
On behalf of our client, Wayside Recovery Center, SCC is conducting an executive search for an experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is well respected as an industry leader in the field of substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders and has a passion for ensuring women and families have access to quality treatment.
Does the idea of pulling together your next annual report fill you with dread? You’re not alone. But what if we could pull the task off your “Hate to Do/Must Do” list onto the “Hey, This is a Great Way to Tell Our Story!” list? What’s the secret to an awesome annual report people will actually want to read and a communications tool you’ll feel really good about creating?
A common complaint by nonprofit staff is that their board isn’t very engaged. Having an involved Board of Directors can be an incredible resource for an organization – but how do you develop an engaged board?
Every new fundraiser has the jitters. That’s a given—especially when those new fundraisers are board members who would rather be doing anything else than asking for money. But there are some tried-and-true methods that work and that you, as the professional fundraiser for your organization, can ensure are in place.