category: Michael Davidson

The Top Two Reasons Your Board Doesn’t Fundraise: Reason 2

by Michael Davidson

Your board members joined your board because they believed in the change your organization is committed to (your vision) and how you make that change (your mission). Unfortunately, while that belief in your vision and mission continued on a cognitive level, not enough has happened to create the emotional connection necessary to motivate them to use their networks to cultivate potential donors.

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The Top Two Reasons Your Board Doesn’t Fundraise: Reason 1

by Michael Davidson

Your board members joined your board because they believed in the change your organization is committed to (your vision) and how you make that change (your mission). Unfortunately, while that belief in your vision and mission continued on a cognitive level, not enough has happened to create the emotional connection necessary to motivate them to use their networks to cultivate potential donors.

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What Boards Can Learn From Youth Programs

by Michael Davidson

Effective engagement is achieved by creating an environment where participants experience being valued as individuals and are genuinely engaged in decision making about matters that are important.

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Executive Committees: To Abolish or Not to Abolish

by Michael Davidson

In a recent article about her “mission to destroy all executive committees,” Simone Joyaux presented five reasons for her campaign. While her observations may apply to some organizations in some situations, my concern is with the importance of executive committees for organizations that have minimal staff resources to devote to board management and where the boards may not yet be highly functioning.

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What to do about board meetings? continued

by Michael Davidson

Board meeting provide an opportunity to create the shared goals necessary to enable all board members to experience being part of an “In” group.

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