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Dr. Beverly A. Browning

Dr. Beverly A. Browning, has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, contract bid responses, and organizational development for nearly four decades. Her clients have included small businesses, career, volunteer and combination fire departments; chambers of commerce, faith-based organizations, and units of local and county municipal governments; state... (continued)

How to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude and Keep Your Donors - a hands-on, practical donor acknowledgement and retention workbook

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned about donor acknowledgement over the years and tucked it into one handy no-nonsense guide on the practice of gratitude. Everything from how to persuade your leadership of the value of putting resources... (continued)

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De-Mystifying Fundraising: The Templates

This handy set of templates helps you work through the Seven Steps to Fundraising Success you read about in the ebook De-Mystifying Fundraising. Download it now!

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Ellen Bristol

Ellen Bristol, an expert in sustainable fund development, founded Bristol Strategy Group in 1995 after 20+ years in corporate sales. A pioneer in the development of performance analytics to drive fund development, she is the designer of the Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, an online survey that has revealed surprising insights into the... (continued)

Developing Your Case for Support

Sometimes development professionals only think about the importance of having a case for support when they are preparing to launch a capital campaign. However, every organization needs a case for support for all of its fundraising activities.

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Simple Development Systems | Sample Fundraising Appeal Letter Template

Do you struggle with writing your organization's direct mail appeal letter? Loaded with time-tested tips and tools, this handy template will get you started in the right direction. Say goodbye to boring fundraising letters!

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The Art of Grant Writing

This is a power point presentation I created to assist other senior programs with grant writing. I think it is a valuable resource to anyone wanting to learn grant writing. When I started in the nonprofit sector some 15 years ago there was no help available that made grant writing easy. I hope this helps others.

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6 Tools for Creating Interactive Educational Materials to Serve Your Mission and Reach Your Stakeholders

Whatever your mission, there are interactive tools to help you build engaging educational experiences for your constituency and donors. We’ll share six types and tons of great sites.

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Board Assessment Toolkit

Strong Organizations begin with effective governance, management and planning.
This resource tool outlines 11 responsibilities of the board and a series of questions to evaluate your board’s performance in each.

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Executive Director and Board Chair Partnership Assessment

The board chair and the executive director must be each other’s biggest fans and greatest critics. The health of this partnership is essential to a well functioning organization. This resource is complementary to Mary Hiland's research findings and will allow you to not only assess the current status... (continued)

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Skilled Volunteer Engagement Case Study

Vantage Point determined it was important to study examples of engaging specifically skilled volunteers in the not-for-profit sector to better understand how this method of volunteer engagement can be successful. It is also important to understand the common pitfalls. The results were clear: when organizations engage... (continued)

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Sample Board Recruitment Checklist

This sample board recruitment checklist will provide an outline of the items the board governance committee should consider when starting and moving through their recruitment process.

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Quick Start Meeting Guide: Preparing and Agenda Setting (Free!)

What does it take to be prepared for a successful meeting? This guide will give you three important pieces to meeting preparation - the 5 Ps of Preparation, an easy how-to on constructing an agenda from scratch, and a handy checklist that top meeting facilitators... (continued)

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Mission: Possible Six Essential Lessons for Board Support

In nonprofit organizations, developing a supportive board creates a base for mission possibilities and growing both a culture of philanthropy and your income. Many nonprofit leaders find obtaining all the board support they need to be a challenge. You might even believe that more supportive board is your... (continued)

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Successful Grant Writing - A Check List

Having written many corporate and private foundation grants, along with instructing groups of nonprofit professionals in the "art" of grant writing, I have finally put together a fairly complete list of best practices regarding the process of grant writing. While there are never any quarantees for securing grant funding, these... (continued)

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Board Development Planning Toolkit

Thus toolkit is designed to help you with your board development program; it can be used along with the Board of Directors Assessment toolkit to help you build a stronger board. This toolkit contains: Two articles on Building a Fundraising Board, hints on conducting a Quality Board Meetings, a sample Conflict of Interest... (continued)

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8 (Practically Free) Gifts Your Team Will Love - Year-Round

Great gifts that every team leader can give year-round, and all practically free. Especially helpful for people who work from afar.

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Fund development stewardship plan template

This is a best case practice stewardship plan that can be custom tailored to your organization. This stewardship plan includes sample donor recognition activities for all giving levels including major givers, Legacy Society members or planned givers, and for loyal and consistent donors. This template is... (continued)

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Interview Questions for Development Director Candidates

This document includes several pages of tried and true interview questions to pose to your Development Director candidates. This is a difficult position to fill with the right person--one who will be a successful fit with your organization, one who communicates a mission well and is motivated by being out in the... (continued)

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Nancy Settle-Murphy

Nancy Settle-Murphy is president of Guided Insights, a facilitation, training and communications strategy consulting firm. Her specialty: Helping organizations achieve exceptional results within a surprisingly short time through highly-productive conversations that keep people actively engaged, regardless of location or time zone. By deftly using “blended... (continued)

Board of Directors - Recruiting Matrix

Sample board recruiting matrix for nonprofits to track current and prospective board member profiles. Easily adjustable to fit individual needs and goals of nonprofits.

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Critical Issues #8: The Measure of Success

If the truly important things are qualitative, how can the real value of what we do be measured in any meaningful way? Quantitative measures are not a substitute for qualitative goals, but when developed and used thoughtfully, they are essential tools to assist in reaching them.

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Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE

Robin L. Cabral is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with over twenty years of experience and millions of dollars raised assisting non-profit organizations as a development professional overseeing all aspects of fund development from annual funds to capital campaigns and donor communications.

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Board Self-Assessment Questionnaire

A self-assessment survey designed for the Burnaby Hospital Foundation Board of Directors in Burnaby, BC, Canada. We administered it via Survey Monkey and shared description of categorize only after results in. Followed up with results and information about best practices and supported development of goals and objectives for Board... (continued)

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claire axelrad

Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE combines a rare blend of experience-based common sense gleaned from 30 years of senior management in the trenches with a singular ability to strategically position organizations to leverage support for today and tomorrow to her Clairification consulting practice. Claire’s work centers around seven clarifying principles that inspire... (continued)

Fundraising Committee Best Practices

Your organization will not flourish if your fundraising is not successful - and they will only be successful if your board is involved. This booklet will explain how the development manager can work with the fundraising committee to create an annual fundraising plan that will engage the entire board in its execution.

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Engaging Board Orientations

Maximize your board's effectiveness with these Board Orientation Best Practices - including a generic board agenda that you can customize for your own organization.

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Jeannie Tidy

Ms. Jeannie Tidy, Executive Director, has a wealth of experience in nonprofit management. Before coming to Lakeview Shepherd Center she held positions in Petersburg/Richmond Virginia, Miami Beach and San Diego. Her background includes creating programs, preservation, advocacy, marketing, grant writing and event production. She has received numerous professional... (continued)

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