Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion Into Action. What I appreciate most of all about this marvelous book is the foundation from which it begins: we need to do a better job of discovering, appreciating and engaging our board members' passion for our mission and our work. Advice on how to harness that commitment for the full range of fundraising activities is addressed. But the assumption that board members want to serve, and want to make an impact, is appreciated.
A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members (The AFP/Wiley Fund Development Series) - a solid addition to any board library. Covers a range of fundraising functions, and describes recommended board roles in each, in ways that will resonate for (and not scare off) your volunteer leaders.
12 Ways to Liven Up Your Board Meetings – And Your Board. Pinned because it captures several (well, 12...) ways to shift the way we approach nonprofit board meetings - and, ultimately, nonprofit governance. Readers of my blog won't find anything new here (I hammer on these all the time), but the packaging here makes it a fantastic discussion starter for a board that wants to rethink the way it works. Adopting even one of these recommendations has great transformative potential.
MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGAGING VOLUNTEERS. 6 mistakes in engaging volunteers, animated infographic from wetipp.com While working in the non profit sector and meeting many organizations throughout the world, the wetipp team noticed some common mistakes.. some of which would sound quite surprising. #Nonprofit #volunteers