Category Archives: board of directors

Susan Howlett leads off MVDP’s 2014 program lineup

A six-program lineup for professional development of nonprofit fundraisers in 2014 kicks off this month with a presentation by Susan Howlett, a Seattle consultant and author of Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leadership to Raise Money Joyfully. The Howlett presentation Feb. … Continue reading

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How to engage your board in fundraising

Portland consultant Allison Handler offered several tips last Thursday on how nonprofit leaders can effectively motivate their board members to engage in fundraising activities. She spoke for about 90 minutes at the April 25 meeting in Albany. If your board … Continue reading

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Marketing tools that help development

Jim Gochenour brought a wealth of information about marketing to his presentation Thursday at the Central Willamette Community Credit Union. In addition to his handout, he made his PowerPoint slides available, and they are located here.

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Turning to real estate when cash is tight

What do Willie Sutton, Dennis Bidwell and real estate have in common? Nothing, except for this: When asked why he robbed banks, Sutton (photo at left) famously replied, “Because that’s where the money is.” Decades later Bidwell wrote an article pointing … Continue reading

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Ten resolutions for board members

Here’s a list of ten concepts that will challenge board members to make 2012 even more successful than earlier years for your nonprofit. Gail Perry offered them in a post today. She wrote, “Board members: If you do these, you’ll … Continue reading

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