Great ones. Mediocre ones. Or just plain bad ones! Simone Joyaux gives her views on board chairs of all sorts.
As Samuel Beckett put it, “Everything will turn out all right—unless something unforeseen crops up.” That’s why fundraisers need to be ready for any contingencies that might arise. Simone Joyaux shares the lenses she uses to peer into the unknown and prepare for whatever’s on the horizon.
The secret in asking someone for a contribution, even a friend, is remembering that it’s a conversation, not a presentation.
Vocabulary is important; it’s how we convey meaning. But if two parties don’t share an understanding of what their words mean, they aren’t communicating. Simone Joyaux offers some basic definitions and distinctions among fundraising words.
My previous column set the context for these additional strategies. Now that your board is invested in the prospect of fundraising, here are ten strategies to get them past anxiety and awkwardness and on to the business of reaching out to prospects and donors.
A few ideas, old and new, about making fundraising more palatable to your board and board members.