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Category Archives: Nonprofit Mission and Visioning

Take Your Planned Gifts Program to the Next Level

by Patti Lyons, Executive Partner, Pride Philanthropy Highly motivated, charitably inclined people have been making bequests and other gift provisions in their property distribution plans for several hundred years. The wealthiest have made and continue to make substantial provisions to create foundations, endowment funds and trusts that benefit numerous charitable organizations. Every fundraising professional knows […]

So . . . What’s Your Plan? Part Two

by Joni King, Senior Vice President, Pride Philanthropy Now that you have key people  involved in your planning process for next year, let’s outline what you will need for your sessions. To prepare for your planning sessions, it will be helpful to have the following: Copy of last year’s calendar Activity reports Monthly contribution reports […]

So . . . What’s Your Plan? Part One

by Joni King, Senior Vice President, Pride Philanthropy It’s hard to believe that 2014 is coming to an end. With that in mind, it’s time to start your annual review of this year’s fundraising goals and objectives, and begin the planning process for 2015. Before you begin planning for next year, take the time to […]

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 […]

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