Help your development director go the distance

Do you think that if you could just find the perfect development director your nonprofit would soar to great heights, receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, become a media darling, and have Angelina Jolie begging to speak at its next gala? Wouldn’t that be nice? Unfortunately, studies show that a a development director“Help your development director go the distance”

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Five fresh perspectives on philanthropy

Ah, the busy fundraising season! We did some searching and surfing this week to offer you several new considerations on your fundraising work and plans for the year ahead. Take a moment with your favorite hot or cold holiday beverage and consider these. Help those poor, freezing Norwegians. A humorous look at international aid has“Five fresh perspectives on philanthropy”

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The power of storytelling

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories. In our sector we are doing tremendous work that is often powerful and intriguing. To explain your mission to prospective donors and volunteers, to reporters, to businesses, to funders . . . tell your stories! Here at RMA, we often remind our clients“The power of storytelling”

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Dollars and doers: your board fundraising committee

Our friend and office colleague Melissa Bowen, executive director of the MyLifeLine Cancer Foundation, asked us last week for a description or mission of a board development (or fundraising) committee. Her organization, which is five years along and happily growing, is in the process of strengthening its committee structure. We were glad to help and“Dollars and doers: your board fundraising committee”

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