[News] How To Recruit The Nonprofit Board You Really Need

Hope you enjoy this week’s nonprofit news and headlines!

Awareness / Communications

  • Big statistics kill your fundraising 1 is more powerful than 10,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000 in fundraising. I call this the “1 Beats a Zillion” Law of Fundraising*. Violators of the 1 Beats a Zillion Law are in for a painful lesson. I’ve watched this law play out time and time again. It’s painful because donors don’t — and won’t — respond the way you think they will. @oneicity
  • Influence: The Key to an Effective Marketing Strategy Who needs celebrities to market a product when you’ve got genuine, passionate influencers—on every level. Celebrity endorsements do not guarantee positive effects on the bottom line. Just ask marketers at the host of e-commerce sites with celeb connections but no tangible impact on sales. @dmnews

Fundraising Planning

Fundraising Tactics

Leadership

  • How to Handle Stress in the Moment You hear a lot of advice about how to reduce stress at work. But most of it is about what to do over the long term — take up yoga, eat a healthy diet, keep a journal, or get more sleep. But what do you do when you’re overcome with stress in the moment — at your desk, say, or in a meeting? @HarvardBiz
  • Stop Blaming Your Boards for a Wrong Approach to Governance Today we published a newswire based on a BoardSource study, and the finding we are reporting on is that executive directors generally give their boards a B minus. The low mark is based on the fact that executives believe that boards over-attend to monitoring and under-attend to mission. @npquarterly
  • How To Recruit The Nonprofit Board You Really Need There is a fundamental error that nonprofit leaders make when recruiting new board members. And that is to be vague about the kind of board members they need. Nonprofit leaders often think in very general terms about the makeup of their board while ignoring their nonprofit’s specific needs. @nedgington

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