Category: High Performance Teams
Donors For Life: How You Hear Them
Don Keel and I offered a seminar on January 12, 2022, to talk about the issue of donors and how to understand their motivations when giving to a charity. Motivations are related to the strong support of a cause; emotional support due to services rendered by the charity, prestige through arts groups or even engineering…
Old Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Syndrome
Maintaining information beyond donations is a challenge for charities. It places the organization at risk when staff changes occurs and knowledge is lost.
A High Value Donor and Accountability
What a High Value Donor Thinks Part II Batsch Group (BG) sat down today with a High Value Donor (HVD), who has played many different roles in our community and in Canada. Some of those roles included CEO of a Melcor Developments, Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 2012 – 2016, a Board member,…
RISK to a charity resides at the top. It is found in the attitudes expressed by Boards and senior management. Information and knowledge are the drivers behind successful businesses today. This includes the charitable sector. When information and skills are given short shrift by those who should ensure a well-run organization, you have RISK. Board…
Productivity, Stewardship, Results: The Donor Centered Charity
Move passed Can’t to How!
Strong Systems Trump Leadership
As a donor do I want to hear my charity of choice proclaim “We need to clean up our data!”? Is there something functionally misunderstood in the not for profit community where data, their most valued asset, is given short shrift to other needs? Is it possible that a more organized and functional method for…
The Knowledge Driven Charity Behoves Donor-Centric Fundraising
Donor-centric fundraising is all the rage. It makes a great deal of sense. Know who your donors are and why they are motivated to support a charity; ensure their gifts are allocated as requested; do the appropriate stewardship to show the charity understands their giving goals with supporting information. The final piece is the donor’s…
Charities Cause Fund Development to Fail!
It’s not what an organization does to succeed but rather what it doesn’t do that places it at risk. No charity intentionally follows a formula for failure or works towards mediocrity when it comes to developing funds. How then does failure or mediocrity happen? There have been many articles alluding to problems facing the non-profit…
High Performance: Moving From Chaos to Control
How important is the information your charity uses to sustain itself? The information we refer to is found in donor gifts and interactions, funding research and grants, sponsorships and planned gifts. This information is an asset. We can add to this asset by including all the tools that an organization builds to perform its fundraising…
For High Performance Fund Development Staff A Charity Needs a High Performance Environment
You’ve just hired a new fund development manager. On paper, it looks like a good decision. Once they are in place its important to assess their performance. This can be difficult when the elements of their job are not clearly defined. Determining if a new staff member fits into a high performance mould can only…