How often have we been frustrated with our Board members for not making a Board meeting, showing up late to the meeting, or not being prepared for the meeting despite the fact that you sent them 10 documents to review ahead of time? I know I have. Repeatedly. Ahem! And then a couple months ago, I… Continue reading Missing: Board Members.
Hannah Berger, M.P.A, began working with Fitz Nonprofit Consulting in the spring of 2016. Since then, she has become an invaluable member of the Fitz Team and my "partner-in-fundraising-crime". Hannah's specialty is as a philanthropy coach to nonprofit staff and board leaders. She pulls on her incredible experience and expertise in working with major donors… Continue reading Meet Hannah Berger, Fitz’s Senior Consultant
Join Fitz Nonprofit Consulting's Senior Consultant, Hannah Berger, as she talks about Managing Up: Secrets to Stellar Board Engagement at The Hive at the Leichtag Commons on January 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am. Cost is $18 (includes lunch)! Sign up here! Details below. As a professional in the charitable sector, chances are you have big goals,… Continue reading Special Workshop: Board Management
Volunteer Leadership takes many different forms during a campaign. The San Diego Public Library raised an astonishing total of $185 million. At the time, it was the largest Library campaign in the history of libraries. Although much talked about What you may not know is that $20 Million of that total was raised in the… Continue reading The Leaders Behind the Library
Do you sit on a board? Do you work with a nonprofit board of directors? If so, chances are at some point (or most days), you have experienced frustration and wondered why the board does not function better. The struggle is real. I was recently encouraged by these words: “Board governance is a journey, not… Continue reading Board Governance: The Struggle is Real
I am excited to be leading this seminar on How to Get Your Board "On Board" graciously hosted by Cavignac & Associates Insurance Brokers… which means they are making it free to YOU!! This seminar is for you if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions: Do your board meetings run for… Continue reading October 14 seminar: How to Get Your Board “On Board”
Are you looking to increase your nonprofit organization's visibility in the philanthropic community? Are you looking to attract prominent individuals in your cause's field, but know they will not have time for the typical board responsibilities and meetings? The answer: Recruit an Honorary Board.
Recently, I attended a committee meeting of a nonprofit because I was interested in getting more involved and helping the organization, but wasn’t sure exactly where I wanted to give my passion within the organization and how I wanted to serve. Although I had to leave the meeting early in order to see a… Continue reading “Volun-told”: Shaming your board members into fundraising for your organization
Most Board members struggle with asking their friends for money. I've talked about it here and you probably have experienced this in your own nonprofit. So, imagine my surprise and delight when I received this video in my email inbox from Sasha Clines, Board member for Jeans 4 Justice. Watch her fundraising appeal that… Continue reading You want me to do what?
For the PDF version, click here: So How Does Your Board Evaluate Its Own Fundraising Success - AP SepOct 2012