Emily Davis Consulting LLC Edit Name
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Emily Davis Consulting creatively partners with not-for-profits and philanthropists on board governance, charitable advising, digital communications, and fund development. We serve our clients to leverage every resource possible that will benefit the organizational vision, mission, and goals.
We emphasize learning partnerships and strategies that yield long-term success for nonprofit organizations and philanthropists of all kinds. We pride ourselves on creative and tailored approaches to organizational success. Read more at emilydavisconsulting.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog.
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Emily Davis Consulting LLC commented Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 08:41PM UTC
Moving to Ambassadorship from the Elevator Pitch
A topic that has come up a lot lately with my governance clients is around the board and organization’s elevator pitch for the organization. There is a desire for consistency in messaging by board and staff members – this is certainly a helpful thing for any organization.
Traditionally, we often think of an elevator pitch as a series of bullet points with quantitative facts about an organization that everyone uses just the same way. My reaction to that concept? BORING!!!
Let’s backup first and uncover the purpose behind the elevator pitch. The purpose is really so people have a consistent way to talk about the organization. The reason we want board and staff to talk about the organization is to attract donors, volunteers, board members, and general awareness about the mission. We need financial and human resources to fuel the work...
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Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Ensuring resources - human and financial - are an essential board responsibility, but many of us cringe at the mention of fundraising. Join this webinar to learn more about what fundraising really means for board members and the specific, fun ways to get involved in ensuring... (continued)
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For the first time in history, there are four generations involved in philanthropy: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y (Millenials). Although each generation is philanthropic, they have individual preferences for how they are engaged by nonprofits. This session will demonstrate how... (continued)
Whether you are veteran nonprofit board member or are joining the Boulder Chamber Orchestra board as your first governance experience, the essential elements of board governance are critical for healthy leadership. Join nonprofit governance expert, Emily Davis, in a discussion about governance best practices... (continued)
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Presented at the Colorado Nonprofit Association Fall Conference in October 2014
Identify your organization on the social media path continuum to take active steps to success. Using Beth Kanter's social media theory of Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly, examine social media opportunities to serve organizational goals.
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Whether you are veteran nonprofit board member or are joining a board as your first governance experience, the essential elements of board governance are critical for healthy leadership. Join nonprofit governance expert, Emily Davis, in a discussion about governance best practices including:... (continued)
Social media is everywhere, and it’s here to stay. But how does it mix with governance? In this session, Emily Davis will discuss the importance of social media fundamentals, planning, and policies to effective governance. It may seem that governance and social media aren't connected, but... (continued)
Presentation on board governance strategic thinking and theory of change for students in the Regis University's Masters of Nonprofit Management program.
The use of social media as a communications and fundraising tool is becoming essential for charitable organizations, but does your nonprofit have a clear strategy for how social media can be used to raise funds? Learning ways to leverage social media for your cultivation and stewardship strategies... (continued)
Whether you are recruiting for an advisory board or a board of directors, it makes sense to have an application as part of a larger recruitment process. Board service is an important responsibility; protect and lead the mission by using best practices in board recruitment. This sample application can be... (continued)
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Does your organization have an online presence but need to learn more about the effective use of social media? Is your board struggling with roadblocks around oversight and implementation of community outreach using social media?
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The purpose of this 10 minute exercise is to raise your board's awareness of the need to prepare for a sudden departure or unavailability of a key leader. It should also give you a good start in identifying your current leader's abilities that are critical to the operation of your... (continued)
Joining a board is an important role and one that requires clear expectations and communication. A letter of commitment further outlines these expectations and confirms the understanding of one's role on the board of directors.
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Starting a fundraising plan or working with a consultant to write a plan? Not sure where to start? This document provides a list of resources you will need to gather in order to begin your fundraising plan. Some organizations have all of these items and others need to create them. Either way, this will be a... (continued)
This simple Fundraising Committee description should help you and your board set clear expectations for ensuring financial resources for the organization.
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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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This board self evaluation example provides qualitative questions for the board's annual evaluation. It is recommend that boards conduct a self assessment prior to launching their recruitment process; this will help target outreach for candidates and selection of candidates. The self assessment should be... (continued)
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)
Are you new to the nonprofit sector or looking to expand your expertise? This website delivers practical insights and easy to implement solutions for professionals and organizations seeking to meet mission and maximize impact. Think of it as your compass for the social sector.
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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)
A good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn’t do when posting and interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis. Your organization can create a policy to help guide your whole staff simply by thinking about how you would like to make use of social media.
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Nonprofit CEO and consultant for more than 30 years, beginning with a single-staff nonprofit and ending with a $6 million nonprofit. Consultant and trainer for local, state and national organizations. B.A. in Human Resources Management and M.S. in Administration. Author of "Core Elements of a Successful Nonprofit," "The Hour Series of... (continued)