Category Archives: Nonprofit Management

Elyse Cherry: On the Care and Feeding of Board Members

Forging a good relationship with the board of directors is a high priority for most nonprofit leaders. Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community development financial institution, offers her formula for success: lots of information, clear communications, and no surprises.

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Nonprofit Leaders vs. For-Profit Leaders

Are leaders in the nonprofit sector fundamentally different from those who lead for-profits? According to most of the nonprofit fundraisers we spoke with, the similarities are much greater than the differences.

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Fundraising for Operating Expenses Carries Its Own Set of Challenges

Fundraising for operating expenses may not be as sexy or exciting as fundraising for a major new capital initiative. But it’s work that’s got to be done and, as these veteran nonprofit fundraisers know, it requires careful planning and forethought.

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Common Problems for Capital Campaigns

Capital campaigns are vital to the success of most nonprofit organizations, but they bring their own distinct challenges. Veteran nonprofit fundraisers talk about some of the pitfalls.

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For Nonprofits, the Mission Statement Is a Vital Tool

Within the nonprofit world, an organization’s mission statement may be its most important tool for recruitment, volunteer management, and fundraising. Experienced nonprofit professionals explain why.

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How to Maintain a Strong Volunteer Base

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofit organizations. When it comes to keeping them engaged, saying "Thank you" goes a long way – but some experienced nonprofit fundraisers have other helpful ideas, as well.

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Elyse Cherry: Confidence Comes With Experience, and Learning from Mistakes

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community development financial institution, says that confidence in one’s own leadership ability is a product of experience – along with a willingness to take risks and learn from your mistakes.

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When Do You Need a Fundraising Consultant?

Sometimes a nonprofit just doesn’t have the capacity, or the expertise, to handle all its fundraising challenges. Veteran fundraisers talk about the decision to bring in an outside consultant.

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