Our emotional state impacts both ourselves and others around us through a complex set of largely unconscious, primal biology-driven signals. Both our emotions and moods impact other people, though in different ways. Because moods are a longer-term phenomenon, their impact can have more power. This article lays out strategies for managing mood contagion–a critical leadership skill.
A brief tutorial that will guide you through a step-by-step self-assessment of your organization. Walk through key indicators of organizational health and learn what to strive for in each. Follow along while you complete TREC’s Organizational Effectiveness Self-Assessment.
The busiest fundraising season is around the corner. Are you ready? Learn what you need to successfully launch your year-end campaign NOW, and how to prepare for next year’s year-end campaign. This webinar will review creating calls-to-action, engaging your current donors online and in print, and inspiring potential donors.
To poll or not to poll? This webinar will cover the critical questions to ask before your organization launches a poll and the reasons why you might want to use a poll. Brandon will touch on the many types of polls, the integral pieces involved in a successful poll, and how to best use the results of a poll.
Although 501(c)(3) organizations cannot support or oppose candidates for public office, there are many activities they can participate in during election years. This webinar covers the federal tax law rules regarding permissible electoral activities for 501(c)(3)s.
In this session, we will identify five non-negotiables for creating high quality fundraising program and discuss what has changed in fundraising. We will also discuss messages you can use to create impact, identify new sources to maximize your fundraising program’s success, and offer up strategies for creating a stronger culture of philanthropy among your staff, board, volunteers and donors.
A calendar developed at the start of the year captures both ongoing/recurring board responsibilities as well as new initiatives. By anticipating upcoming tasks, it helps committees plan their work, helps board leaders design board agendas and helps staff prepare
In the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, “plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” This may sound like a repudiation of strategic plans, but the best organizations use an appropriate mix of formal planning and “adaptive management” to make sure they have the most appropriate goals and strategies given the current circumstances. In this webinar, we explore the range of planning and management approaches and tools that an organization should consider. This webinar explores the “strategic mindset” that characterizes organizations that punch above their weight, and look at how the board and staff can best work together to guide the organization’s direction.
As a board member, you may have found that time and limited resources have influenced your board’s ability to identify and implement the best strategies to support your organization. As an executive director, you may be wondering what tools are available to support your board. This webinar will provide foundational tips and strategies in order to support efficient and fulfilling board participation.
A committee list for boards, including responsibilities and/or activities for each activity. This resource offers job descriptions for 15 committees to adapt for your own organization.
Without care and feeding, Boards risk becoming stagnant and ineffective. In this webinar we’ll explore how to assess your board’s effectiveness, keep board members engaged, deal with “deadwood” directors, and identify and bring in the right kind of new directors.
How can you help your board members feel positive and comfortable with fundraising? Make them friendraisers! We’ll share with you the powerful impact board members have on your bottom line when you embrace the role of advocate and make friends for your mission wherever you go.
Common experience, backed by research, shows that the quality and effectiveness of a Board is highly determined by the quality of its leadership (board chairs, vice-chairs), yet this is often a highly unappealing role and not suited for everyone. In this webinar – valuable for every board member – we’ll explore the key focus areas of board leaders, how to address some of the biggest challenges of being in a board leadership role, what the most important qualities and skills of an effective chair are, and how to find your successor as a chair.
Is your Board make up diverse? Does its current make-up meet all your current needs? Are your recruiting a new Board member and need a tool to determine where your Board needs strengthening? This checklist will help you and your organization get a high-level view of the strengths and gaps in your current Board.
Boards are our most valuable volunteers. When Boards are successful and engaged, they can provide guidance, support, and increase your organization’s capacity. Is your Board performing at their full potential?