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  One of the biggest fears shared by charitable board members is the fear of asking for money. For most charities, raising funds through board members is a duty and, quite frankly, an obligation. But, when push comes to shove, few board members enjoy tapping their friends, co-workers, and fellow community leaders for financial support. Serving on several boards […]

Have you ever conducted a third-party review of the non-profit organization you manage? If you’re a board member, have you ever seen an organizational review of the charitable organization? You can find suitable ways to review your charity’s financial operations through internet searches. We recommend you take a look at those. We also suggest you […]

Millions of investments are made on a regular basis, mostly for personal or corporate gain. What if a million investments were made each day for the benefit of the community, country, and world? Just because there’s uncertainty with our economy doesn’t mean it needs to be that way with benevolence. Here are a few charitable investment […]

Strong organizations are governed by outstanding leaders. Fueled with passion, experience, and commitment, the board members of non-profit organizations play vital roles in the direction, management and impact of these groups. The strength of this leadership…and engagement…isn’t always immediately felt upon creating the board or recruiting the new board member. As with many great things, […]

Conducting annual board evaluations is an ideal solution to strengthening charitable boards and their organizations. For some organizations, they can be difficult to plan, cumbersome to coordinate, and last minute activities. To ease the burden and, more importantly, deliver a clear understanding of board leadership, we’ve designed a board analysis survey tool entitled BoardCheck. BoardCheck targets a […]

Northern Nevada American Red Cross

by pete on October 5, 2011 · 0 comments

    Name of Organization Leader: Bram Buckley, Board Member Contact’s Phone Number: (775) 750-5073 Email of the leader: bbuckley@lee-associates.com Organization Website: http://www.nevada.redcross.org/ Identify your leadership needs: Board committee member Skills-based volunteer   Board committee(s): All board members are fundraising volunteers as well as the other skill sets they possess, but the following committees need assistance: […]

      At the root of effective fund development is the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective contributors. This simple process affects all areas of each community-benefit (or non-profit) organization and, when properly managed, creates incredible effects on the organization’s growth, sustainability, and beneficiary impact. In the hundreds of board meetings which NPcatalyst leaders have facilitated, […]

Solace Tree

by pete on September 7, 2011 · 0 comments

New board members being recruited by Solace Tree. Tweet

Carson Valley Arts Council

by pete on September 6, 2011 · 0 comments

Carson Valley Arts Council is recruiting new board members. .        Tweet

By Pete Parker It’s time to prepare our Generation X & Y counterparts for community leadership. I’ve read recent blogs addressing young leadership and their roles or, lack thereof, on non-profit boards. In Emily Heard’s “Why Don’t More Members of Gens X and Y Join Boards”, she reminds us that only 2% of board members […]