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The Takeaway: The Decisions Matrix

POSTED ON July 27, 2017

  By Anne Jin Soo Preston When I was serving on the board for Springboard for the Arts, the organization experienced exponential growth in budget and staff and, as a result, a significant increase in financial and governing oversight for the board. There was a lot of confusion between what the board should weigh in […]

The Fundraising Nightmare

POSTED ON March 5, 2015

The fundraising nightmare goes something like this: I pick up my phone and call a friend to ask her if she would like to meet with me. When she asks… “what do you want to meet about?” I get nervous and don’t know what to say… I stall trying to come up with the right […]

If you ever been to Lanesboro, MN then you have more than likely been to the Commonweal Theatre Company. Hailed as one of the nation’s best rural theater companies, the Commonweal continuously produces excellent work that is both compelling and entertaining.  In this webinar conversation with executive director Hal Cropp, we explore the organization’s unique […]

This webinar was originally broadcast on November 19, 2013. In it, we cover an approach to board fundraising training that identifies three basic steps organization’s can take. Here is the webinars full description: Key to diversifying your organization’s base of support is motivating your Board of Directors to play an active role in raising money. […]

This recording of our recent webinar, Helping Your Board Tell Your Story, focuses on techniques to help nonprofit boards discover their own unique voice to express the work their organization is doing. In addition, the webinar covers… The most effective structure for board member storytelling The kinds of experiences board members need to be effective […]