Earlier today a subscriber to the Briefing wrote me with this question: “Should board members be expected to ‘give and get?’ From last night’s Weekend Briefing, I’m not sure about your thoughts on this. We have new leadership on our board and trying to get our board more engaged in fundraising. Everyone I know atContinue reading “Should Board Members “Give and Get”?”
A car pulled into the driveway behind me and the horn beeped. A voice called out, “Hop in!” I was parked in the driveway of Terry’s home in Boca Raton, Florida. “Let’s go have lunch at the club,” she said, as we greeted one another. We’d never met before.
I’ve seen board members bristle at the mention of “moves management.” I get it. It is an easily misunderstood term. Donors, including board members, aren’t chess pieces to be moved around. The concept of thinking through how to accompany a donor, or prospective donor, from where they are now to the point where they areContinue reading “A Rare Interview with the Founder of Moves Management”
“Fundraising is all about relationships.” We hear that so often, the words tend to go in one ear and out the other. You mean to say, fundraising isn’t about data? Analytics? Benchmarking? Crowdfunding? (I’m trying to think of the word or phrase of the moment here.) Nope. Fundraising is all about relationships.