Category Archives: Nonprofit Management

Engaging the Board in the Fundraising Process

The Board of Directors can play a major role in your nonprofit organization’s fundraising efforts. Experienced nonprofit fundraisers talk about what the Board needs to do.

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Elyse Cherry: Fostering Innovation in the Nonprofit World

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community development financial institution, says that nonprofit leaders need to create a culture that supports innovation – while also insuring that the organization is strong enough to survive the inevitable mistakes.

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Volunteers Are a Crucial Resource for Nonprofits

Without volunteers, your average nonprofit wouldn’t be able to function. Veteran nonprofit fundraisers talk about the organization’s most important resource.

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Opportunities and Challenges in Nonprofit Fundraising

Social media have created new opportunities for nonprofit fundraisers. But the greatest challenge remains the same as ever: finding ways to build lasting relationships with your donors.

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Elyse Cherry: Advice for Nonprofit Leaders

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a nonprofit community development financial institution, advises new leaders of small nonprofits to marry authority to responsibility, and create a culture that promotes collegiality and a shared vision.

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Elyse Cherry: There’s No Substitute for a Good Business Model

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, says that passion and a sense of mission are important in the nonprofit world – but so is good business sense.

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Elyse Cherry: Keys to Nonprofit Fundraising

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, talks about the most important elements of a nonprofit organization’s fundraising plan. One crucial piece of advice: don’t just tug on donors’ heartstrings.

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Elyse Cherry: Good Business Judgment Is Always In Demand

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, says that sound business judgment is a crucial attribute for members of nonprofit boards – maybe even more than for members of for-profit boards.

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Elyse Cherry: On the Qualities of Leadership

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, argues that the qualities that define leadership in the nonprofit world are the same as those for successful leaders in the for-profit world.

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Elyse Cherry: On Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Elyse Cherry, CEO of Boston Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, talks about the need to marry mission and execution when leading a non-profit.

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