I bet you can answer the question lying within the title of this post. How can you get large items donated for an auction? I am talking about cars, trips to Hawaii or other destinations, plane tickets, weekend getaways, etc. Can you imagine hosting a gala where you are auctioning off items like these one
This week’s article is coming to us from Ben Bisbee over at Rhinocorn Consulting. Ben Bisbee is the founder and principal of Rhinocorn Consulting, an engagement expertise consultancy focused on supporting nonprofits of all shapes and sizes with better models of volunteer management, board development, fundraising, corporate partnerships, and public program strategy and design. He is also the
Hello and Welcome to -ers for Nonprofits! I know I have been missing from The Nonprofit Collective for the past few months, and this is why! I have much larger aspirations for my work with the nonprofit sector which has led me to change stephtanner.com officially to ersfornonprofits.com. I promise that blog posts will once
The Board of Directors is the governing body of a nonprofit organization. It is so important to get the right people on the board in the first place, so the organization can run smoothly and effectively, so today I want to help you as you go through the process of recruiting a board of directors.
The Car Analogy A few years ago I heard a car analogy that has stuck with me. It goes something like this— In the car analogy we have a nice little car, which is our nonprofit organization. Under the hood we find the programs, employees, and everything else that runs the organization. This car is
When Should Our Nonprofit Organization Hire a Professional Grant Writer? There are many small organizations with few paid staff and only a few years of nonprofit work under their belt who wonder if they should hire a professional grant writer. They ask, “Should we hire a professional grant writer?” “Do we need to hire a
Many organizations go into grant writing with the idea that grants should be one of their first funding sources or that grants should be one of their main financial streams. They have the mistaken impression that if they can just write one or two really good grants, their organization will be set for years. Some
Sitting in a board member meeting, the whole board and executive director get fired up about a new program that they want to implement in the organization. It is going to be great. It is going to serve so many more people, and, as an added bonus, it will be a lot of fun. As