Ignite your audience

How recently have you heard a truly dynamic, compelling speaker–and can you recall any that were not professional keynoters or trainers? Of the meetings, briefings, conferences, or events you attend, how many of the speakers would you rate in the top 5% on their ability to make a tremendous impact? How often does a Powerpoint“Ignite your audience”

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After your event, turn guests into gold

We’re all familiar with what can make a special event special. An event can be such a tremendous chance to showcase and celebrate your clients, graduates, and success stories. Relationships are formed and nurtured. Events can provide recognition for your wonderful volunteers and unsung heroes, raise corporate underwriting that pays your costs, and send people“After your event, turn guests into gold”

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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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Best practices of a high-performing board

Many wonderfully well-intentioned people sit on nonprofit boards. There is a substantial gap in our sector, however, between how boards think they are doing, and how effective they really are. It is not the fault of the individual board members–few people have experienced first-hand what a high-performing board looks like, sounds like, or acts like.“Best practices of a high-performing board”

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