Impactability

7 Tips for Board Retreat Success

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Don’t stress about your upcoming Board Retreat. These 7 tips will help you prepare and create an enjoyable and valuable retreat for everyone involved. Gather input before the retreat. You can do this through surveys, stakeholder meetings, staff meetings, focus groups, and one-to-one interviews. Before the retreat, gather data on community needs. Consider whether you…

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Ignite Successful Board Collaboration

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Question: How can we engage Board members in fundraising when their previous role was ensuring compliance with regulations? Answer: This is an important question because the nonprofit Board’s role is not only to provide governance and strategic direction. Resource development is a crucial component of Board service. Board members commit to providing the organization with…

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5 Tips to Diversify Your Donor Base

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Individuals with the capacity and desire to make major gifts are as diverse as our population is. According to Statista, about 14 percent of millionaires are people of color, and that percentage is likely to grow as the nation’s demographics continue to change. Many nonprofits are missing out on the chance to attract more donors…

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Great Fundraisers are Created, Not Recruited

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One of the primary responsibilities of a nonprofit Board is to ensure that adequate resources are available to accomplish the mission. Ensuring resources includes ensuring the organization has the funding needed to carry out its mission. Thus, ensuring resources typically includes raising money for the nonprofit. The responsibility for fundraising is one that Board members…

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Break Through and Diversify your Revenue Streams

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Question: We have been stuck at the same level of income for the past three years and can’t seem to break through. What can we do to break through and raise more? Answer: by Sheryl Soukup, CFRE, President, Soukup Strategic Solutions. There are many ways to raise more money. However, the main thing to consider when you…

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The Benefits of AFP Membership

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I’ve just come back from Planet Philanthropy, and I’m all jazzed up. This is the annual conference for the Florida chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The event was so worthwhile! I learned new things, discovered new technology, had really great face-time with members of our team (we typically work remotely, so this…

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the Dance of Donor Cultivation

Podcast Highlight: The Cultivation Dance

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This month, the creators of IMPACTability®: The Nonprofit Leaders’ Podcast would like to spotlight one of their most popular episodes dedicated to fundraising: “The Cultivation Dance” with guest Christine Rahill, Impact Coach and Consultant at Soukup Strategic Solutions. She shares helpful insight and practical tips on donor cultivation. Discover the moves to make and the…

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Key Take-aways from AFP ICON 2022

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I just returned from the annual international conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, known as AFP ICON, and I want to share with you my biggest takeaways. First and foremost, I cannot overstate the value of getting away from day-to-day work by attending a conference. Your attendance can help you get away from the…

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Let's Get Some Publicity

Podcast Highlight: Let’s Get Some Publicity

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The creators of IMPACTability®: The Nonprofit Leaders Podcast would like to spotlight one of their most successful episodes to date: “Let’s Get Some Publicity” with guest, Kimberly Lohman-Clapp. She has been a television and radio news anchor, winner of five Emmys, two Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic excellence, and several AP Broadcaster Awards. Many…

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10 Tips to Better Engage Board Members in Fundraising

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Written by Christine Rahill, Impact Coach Resource development is a crucial component of Board service. Board members each commit to ensuring the organization has the resources to thrive, and fundraising is a major part. A culture of enthusiasm for nonprofit Board fundraising is important to provide the organization with the resources it needs to pursue…

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