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Key Fundraising Metrics Every Nonprofit Executive Director Should Know and Measure

Today’s Guest: Robin Cabral Today, I am excited to be speaking with Robin Cabral from Development Consulting Solutions. Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE is the fundraising coach and consultant who provides value-added interim “hands-on” remote and coaching support with razor-sharp monthly result objectives and benchmarked deliverables. With her over 25 years of experience, she has […]

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How to Leverage Nonprofit Board Support

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Nonprofits exist and operate by the leadership of their board of directors. Not only do they provide strategic and fiduciary oversight for the nonprofit, but they also assist in funding and some planning components. Some nonprofits are completely run and operated by their volunteer board in what is known as a “working board”. For nonprofits […]

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When is it Time for New Board Leadership at Your Nonprofit

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The board of directors is the leader that nonprofit members rely on in times of adversity and look to when in need of inspiration. However, if a board is inefficiently operating due to certain officers or members, there must be a consideration of changing things for the better. A successful nonprofit has a strong board […]

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How Many Board Members are Required for a Nonprofit?

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The board of directors in a nonprofit is composed of dedicated leaders that are brought together for a larger purpose. Board members can come from all types of backgrounds. Lawyers, volunteers, accountants, or politicians can all contribute their expertise to an organization. However, the most important roles every board needs to include is the president, […]

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Why Do Nonprofit Organizations Fail?

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Passion only gets a nonprofit so far before it is faced with the numerous responsibilities tied to operating in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit organizations have been steadily growing in numbers in the United States, making it as competitive of a field as the forprofit sector. In addition to the competition, nonprofits are faced with a […]

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What to do When Nonprofit Boards Go Bad?

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Nonprofits typically sound simple in theory. People from all walks of life come under one mission and aim to reach the nonprofit’s goals. However, just like any group of people, conflict can arise and lead to difficult times for the organization.  Nonprofit boards typically have a diverse group of individuals, which means different biases might […]

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How Does a Nonprofit Board Provide Leadership

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Since the board of directors has a large amount of responsibility, they need to stay focused and productive. With great influence, the actions and decisions board members conduct creates a large influence on the employees of a nonprofit. It is important that each board member provides a precedent of how to be an effective leader […]

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What Does an Executive Director of a Nonprofit Do?

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Nonprofit executive directors play a large role in the organization’s success through their ability to lead, communicate, manage, fundraise, build relationships, problem-solve, and make smart decisions. Although this one individual holds a lot of responsibility, they certainly consider the opinions of their board of directors and staff. Ultimately, they are responsible to lead and inspire […]

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Are Nonprofit Board Meetings Open to the Public?

Nonprofit Board Meetings Open to the Public

Nonprofit organizations are required to have frequent board meetings to reestablish the ideals and goals of their mission. Understanding what the organization did well and didn’t do well will help improve functionality. Depending on the nonprofit’s circumstances, the nonprofit may be required to host public board meetings. What is the Sunshine Law? Sunshine laws require […]

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Are Nonprofit Bylaws Public?

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A nonprofit organization’s mission is to ensure the prosperity of a cause, involving the public or charity, that requires additional funding and support. Bylaws are established by a nonprofit in the form of a written document stating the set rules of its internal operating systems. These founded principals reinforce the organization’s accountability and transparency.  Bylaws […]

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