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Category Archives: Nonprofit Mission and Visioning

Board Responsibilities: How Does YOUR Board Work?

by Karen Barnes, Marketing Specialist, Pride Philanthropy Nonprofit boards across the country operate in many different ways, depending on the organization’s mission and structure. By-laws dictate much of the board responsibilities and activities – make sure you have some basic understanding in place with your board members for each of the following areas: Dedication – […]

Feasibility Study: Readiness Checklist

by Patti Lyons, Executive Partner, Pride Philanthropy When should you conduct a feasibility study? Even for newer fundraisers, that’s an no-brainer: in preparation for a capital campaign. However, a campaign launch is not the only time the process of accessing internal and external constituencies can be used to provide helpful, objective insights into an organization’s […]

Pride Development Institute: Are You on the Fence?

by Kelley Nan Lopez,Vice President of Operations, Pride Philanthropy We are two months away from our bi-annual Pride Development Institute and we are looking forward to an excellent session in Palm Beach, Florida! From September 10-12, we will be on a beautiful beach, meeting new friends and reuniting with old. If you have not yet […]

Reviewing Your Policies and Procedures

by Beth McCall, Consulting Director, Pride Philanthropy We all have that notebook sitting on our shelves or in a file on our laptop:  our articles of incorporation, our by-laws and our policies and procedures. All have been approved by our board, all are to be used to guide our organizations and recognize our donors – […]

Think Globally. Give Locally.

By T. Christian Rollins, MBA, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice in Marlton, NJ, and author of TRUISMS of Fundraising. Several years ago, a former band mate suggested that we pass the hat at one of our annual reunion performances, and donate the proceeds to VH-1’s Save The Music Foundation.  After applauding […]

Everyone Knows We’re a Charity, Don’t They?

Most of us who work in the nonprofit field understand the organizations we represent are mission-driven charitable entities deserving of philanthropic support. Too often that message is not as obvious to others. This is particularly true in the healthcare field where in the effort to behave more businesslike has, in some ways, resulted in our […]

Sharing the Vision: the CEO’s Key Role in Philanthropy

Successful development programs have a common denominator: strong leadership and engagement from the top executive. The best philanthropic CEOs help drive a solid culture of ‘healthy philanthropy’ throughout their charitable organizations by proactively participating in several areas, including: Case for Support Development Provide evaluation, input and insight on project selection Relate defined needs to the […]

Physician Giving – Part Two

By Roger Longenderfer, M.D., Retired CEO of Pinnacle Health System and Executive Board Member, Pride Philanthropy A few years ago, as the CEO of an health care organization, I was speaking with a group of physicians about a campaign for a significant expansion of the emergency room at one of our hospitals.  After going through […]

The Beauty of the Consent Agenda

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “TRUISMS for Trustees,” by T. Christian Rollins, MBA, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice in Marlton, NJ, and author of TRUISMS of Fundraising.   Many organizations use the consent agenda to improve the efficiency and productivity of their board meetings, enabling them to focus on their primary […]

Hospice Fundraising: Focus on Major Gifts

by Joni King, Senior Vice President, Pride Philanthropy As more people live longer with more complex terminal illnesses, hospice organizations know that the need for their services will continue to rise.  In tough times ahead, they predict that funding for care delivered by hospices will be further squeezed, putting more pressure on their fundraising efforts.  […]

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