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Is There an Alternative to Another Gala? Help!

July 16, 2015 Dear Rich, I have $50,000 in revenue budgeted to come from our annual gala this winter, but I am absolutely dreading another cycle of planning, pricing, scheduling, begging for sponsorships, and nagging the board to follow through on their commitments. Board members always make big promises, and then staff end up picking“Is There an Alternative to Another Gala? Help!”

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How Can I Motivate My Board? Help!

June 25, 2015 Dear Rich, My board just isn’t excited about the mission any more. Attendance at board meetings has fallen off, the committees aren’t following through on their assignments, and forget about asking them to raise money. We’ve got a competent staff, but they need some support. It wasn’t always like this. What went“How Can I Motivate My Board? Help!”

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How Can I Get Wealthy People on my Board? Help!

June 11, 2015 Dear Rich, I’m blessed to have a board of directors who are all committed to the mission and who all work hard to support fund raising events. What we don’t have is anyone with money who can make significant donations or connect us to other wealthy people and foundations. We’re pretty down“How Can I Get Wealthy People on my Board? Help!”

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