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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.

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.

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.

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.

Just rose to near top of this list. Focus on stewardship of mission - in all processes - essential reading for everyone in your nonprofit (especially your board).

Just rose to near top of this list. Focus on stewardship of mission - in all processes - essential reading for everyone in your nonprofit (especially your board).

For indoor play (or just when you are out of chalk): a hopscotch mat.

Hopscotch Mat

For indoor play (or just when you are out of chalk): a hopscotch mat.

Stuck in a Rut? Four Ideas to Get the Juices Flowing at Your Next Association Staff or Board Meeting

Stuck in a Rut? Four Ideas to Get the Juices Flowing at Your Next Association Staff or Board Meeting

"Using wax paper, white tissue paper, markers, and a hair dryer, help the kids imprint their creative works onto the candle using instructions found on Come Together Kids."

"Using wax paper, white tissue paper, markers, and a hair dryer, help the kids imprint their creative works onto the candle using instructions found on Come Together Kids."

"Buy a Book Campaign" is to raise funds to buy books for unsponsored children at Eagle's Nest Children's Home, in Guatemala. $25 a book.

"Buy a Book Campaign" is to raise funds to buy books for unsponsored children at Eagle's Nest Children's Home, in Guatemala. $25 a book.

Blue Avocado, one of the better and most accessible blogs out there. Not exclusively governance-focused, but virtually all posts have some strong value for boards.

Blue Avocado, one of the better and most accessible blogs out there. Not exclusively governance-focused, but virtually all posts have some strong value for boards.

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

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

List of 30 Catchy Fundraising Campaign Slogans

List of 30 Catchy Fundraising Campaign Slogans

Blackbaud, a fundraising software company, has put together an infographic that tries to answer the question: "What good is social good?" Much is made of social good as a rev.

RHYTHM: Monday~Baking, Tuesday~Painting, Wednesday~Crafts, Thursday~Garden, Friday~Adventure, Saturday~Market, Sunday~Rest, and repeat~

RHYTHM: Monday~Baking, Tuesday~Painting, Wednesday~Crafts, Thursday~Garden, Friday~Adventure, Saturday~Market, Sunday~Rest, and repeat~

Download FREE #GivingTuesday Resources: Power of Partnership Toolkit & Infographic

Download FREE #GivingTuesday Resources: Power of Partnership Toolkit & Infographic