Everyone knows that when you are nonprofit organization the magic behind the mission is fundraising. Simply put, no money no mission. And fundraising has a three-phase cycle – you are either starting a campaign, in a campaign, or ending a campaign. Today we have Ellen Howe, Senior Consultant with The Rome Group. She been involved in the nonprofit sector for 15 years as a consultant, development officer and program director. Ellen joins Marjorie and Natalie to talk about what a feasibility study is and helps you figure out if it's right for your organization.
In the spirit of baseball season, we love to root for our favorite team. Well today, we are rooting for everyone’s favorite team – our Nonprofit Organizations! And here as our guest to help make sure all of our NPOs cover their bases is Jen Vacha, Principal at Brown Smith Wallace LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. Jen shares what should be in your nonprofit's Permanent Record and goes into detail about exactly how to recognize your donor's gifts so that they don't run into any problems with the IRS.
Here's some resources if you're interested in getting an alumni association or board alumni group started at your organization:
Q&A: How to Engage Younger Alumni
Alumni Channel Blog: How to Start/Create an Alumni Association
Alumni Channel: 14 (New & Updated) Best Practices to Grow Your Alumni Association
The Hidden Treasure of Former Board Members
How Does Your Nonprofit Retain Termed-Out Board Members?
It's the person you count on to lead your organization and build trust in the community. The role of the Executive Director is pivotal to the well being of any nonprofit organization. Cheryl Compton, an Executive Director with over 40 years of experience in the field, is here to share her experiences in the hot seat.
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Wendy Dyer has SIZZLE and has enjoyed helping hundreds of nonprofits over the last 22 years find theirs. She has helped pump millions of dollars into the economy – expanding programs and building schools, health centers and cultural places - bringing opportunity to thousands of people. A frequent presenter and trainer, Wendy encourages agencies to find their “sizzle” and embrace her mantra, “People are giving money away, anyway, might as well be to you.”.
On today's show, Wendy talks about the art and science of using emotions in fundraising appeals and how the movement of effective altruism might be changing the game.
Catch up with Wendy at http://www.wendydyer.com/.
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