What does a heathy organization look like? What are the most important indicators of organizational health in each of the three main foci of your organization – program, people, and […]
If you are dedicated to increasing diversity and representation at your organization, you’ll need solid practices and good tools for collecting and interpreting demographic information about your staff and Board. We recommend inviting all staff and Board members to fill this survey out, then including this form as part of your on-boarding for any new staff and Board members who join the organization. Once completed, it joins your personnel files.
This resource serves as a guide for discussion and self-reflection for the webinar Colonialism and the History of Conservation
This resource serves as a guide for discussion and self-reflection for the webinar Crafting a DEI Case for Change and DEI Statement.
This resource serves as a guide for discussion and self-reflection for the webinar Developing an Inclusive Culture.
Formally adopting a strategic plan is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of a board of directors. This resource reviews the process between the planning committee, staff, and board from […]
Shared Allocation is the process of spreading your shared expenses such as rent and utilities across your programs and other cost centers. By using shared allocation, each program shows its full costs. This toolkit shows you why this is important and how to do it.
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 […]
Use this checklist every time you draft an appeal to make sure it hits all the right notes so that your donors and prospects will be singing your tune and sending their gifts.
Writing an effective appeal letter is a crucial skill to increase donations and donor involvement. However your outreach efforts are made, through letters, emails, or even through your website, an […]
The flow chart in this resource shows how a Board member can meaningfully contribute to building your organization’s “friend” base, leading to more supporters while increasing connection between your Board and Staff through their Friendraising work.
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.
Major gift work is a highly personalized form of fundraising that can be difficult to systematize. The success of your major gifts effort is dependent on authentic relationships with your […]
Use this Sample document as a template for recruiting board members to your organization. Agree on skills, roles, responsibilities, and qualities you are seeking within your organization, and customize for your organization’s unique needs.
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 […]