Sector Share: Telling Your Story – Board Members

October 10, 2017

Joy Folkedal, Governance Specialist & Curriculum Developer, with Board Source, offers a set of resources for Board Members to consider in telling your organization’s story. Create “Mission moments” at board meetings and staff meetings to share stories which can then be shared with other networks about how your organization is advancing its mission. In our Read More…

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Sector Share: Telling Your Story – Executive Directors

October 10, 2017

Joe Garecht offers advice for Executive Directors on How to Tell a Compelling Story in The Nonprofit Fundraising Digest. The Digest is updated daily with the best articles on nonprofit development from around the web, and offers a free Weekly Fundraising Round-Up by email.  Although this post focuses on fundraising, these tips apply to whatever circumstance requires storytelling Read More…

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CNL… Did You Know – Telling Your Story; The WHY

October 10, 2017

Question:  I care deeply about my nonprofit, but WHY do I really need to become a public speaker as long as I can talk to my Board and clients about our work? Answer:  Because the ability to speak directly, concisely, and honestly about our work builds interest and confidence in our organization. Public speaking comes Read More…

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Talk Like TED: Creating a Dynamic Presentation

September 18, 2017

“Ideas are the currency of the 21st Century,” says Carmine Gallo in his bestselling book Talk Like TED. For nonprofit organizations and small businesses to reach their maximum potential, they must be able to communicate their ideas and tell their stories in ways that capture the attention of partners, donors, volunteers, and the public. Do Read More…

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Sector Share: Tips for Your Retreat: Do’s & Don’ts

June 19, 2017

WHAT TO DO Use icebreaker activities to help participants relax and get more comfortable with one another in this setting. Choose the activity based upon the culture and style of your organization and your goals for the retreat. Schedule a social event or group exercise before each formal session in the retreat. Get to work. Read More…

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Sector Share: A Retreat to Strengthen Organizational Goals, Communication & Teamwork

June 19, 2017

Organizational retreats are useful occasions to get away from day to day operations to focus on building trust, strengthening staff relationships, and educating people on some aspect of the organization’s mission, strategic goals and operations.  Where to start? What topics might be addressed? How much will it cost? The purpose and content of an organizational Read More…

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Joan’s Top 10 Ingredients For A Home Run Nonprofit Board Or Staff Retreat

June 19, 2017

From National Nonprofit Leader, Joan Garry: It’s all in the planning. Here’s what you need: The retreat must be owned by its participants.A top down approach is a recipe for failure. If YOU want to have a retreat because YOU think that the group should be discussing what YOU want, re-think and re-frame. When a Read More…

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CNL… Did You Know: Professional Development is at our Heart

June 19, 2017

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership provides workshops, info sessions, consulting, facilitation and peer networking events to help build personal and team capacity in our nonprofit community. Our organization provides varied local and inexpensive options for our nonprofit partners to invest in their professional development. Most organizations are familiar with our workshops that provide periodic opportunities Read More…

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Info Session: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

May 24, 2017

With an ever-growing list of to-do’s, the idea of marketing and promoting your organization can seem overwhelming. Don’t let the busy work get in the way of real results, new customers and clients, and being creative. In this brief and informative 2-hour session, Jesse Locks will cover 5 simple ways to market your organization for the biggest bang for your Read More…

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Board Essentials: Getting To Great

April 17, 2017

Are you a current or emerging board member who aspires to be a vital part of your favorite organization? Do you want to take your board role to the next level and increase your value? Then you will want to join us for this CNL Board Development workshop.  It has been designed with an eye to Read More…

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