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Please read and enjoy, and pass these items along. We know it will help you improve the quality of life in your community. And isn't that really why we all do the work we do?
How often does your board assess your organization's capacity in each functional area, to ensure the mission can be accomplished to the degree the community needs it to be accomplished?
How often do they consider risk and liability issues in each functional area?
How often do they consider obstacles as just that - things to get around, to get where you want to be?
And do your board members know they are accountable for all that?
The purpose of Capacity Planning is to ensure your organization does have the capacity to do its job, in all areas, not just "most" or "some." Without that overall plan, it is easy for the organization to get caught in a cycle that rationalizes why they can't get something done, rather than quickly determining how they can
Only when you can stop
worrying about short term capacity will your organization be free to focus on
creating a visionary quality of life for the future of your community.
Planning workshop, Tuesday, April 5th
Community-Driven Sustainability workshop, Wednesday, April 6thhttp://www.help4nonprofits.com/Workshops/ToughEconomicTimes.htm
Please come join us for 2 intensive work days as we introduce you to our Community-Driven model for building sustainable capacity for your organization, all aimed at creating massive improvement to your community's quality of life.
Bring the Help 4 NonProfits Institute Workshops to Your Community
If you are interested in bringing these
workshops to your community,
This is a first for the Help 4 NonProfits & Tribes library - an article written by someone from outside our immediate "Help 4" family. However, once you read this moving essay by Sheelin Prinzinger, you will know why we feel blessed to include her story in our library.
If you are facing burn-out or frustration; if the thought of one more legislative session wreaking havoc on your programs is more than you can bear - read Sheelin's piece. It has sent us back to work energized repeatedly since she first posted her lament to Charity Channel's "Charity Talk" discussion group the week before Christmas. We know it will do the same for you.
Many thanks to Sheelin for sharing her story, and for granting us permission to include it at our site.
Andy Robinson Strikes Twice!
In the fundraising world, Andy Robinson is known as a straight-shooter with all sorts of practical wisdom, especially for those in small and grassroots organizations. His latest 2 books do not disappoint.
Building Support Through Public Speaking: Tips, Tools and Secrets Any Nonprofit Leader Can Master
In the next month or so, we will be sending to the printer our workbook on generating support through public speaking. That means it will only be available as an e-book for a month or so more, at which time we will be selling it as hard-copy-only. If you've been considering purchasing this book as an e-book, the time to do so is now!
We are still overwhelmed by the response to the book. And we are beginning to think that Charity Channel founder and CEO Steve Nill was correct in his review: this may just be the first book to show how to use public speaking to generate support for your organization's work.
Here's just one of the many comments we've received:
Public speaking is one of the most effective (and virtually free) marketing tools for gaining community support. If you're not already using this tool, or you want to take your organization's speaking program to the next level, CLICK BELOW to learn more!
About Us: Help 4 NonProfits & Tribes's Core Philosophies
With so much of our focus centering around helping organizations focus on their core values, we thought it was about time we clearly articulated our own core values! We therefore encourage you to click to read about those values and philosophies, as they are truly the force that drives our work.
Share this Newsletter With a Friend!
Every month, hundreds of new subscribers sign up for our e-newsletter, most of whom learn about our site from a friend or colleague. Here's just one comment we received:
I stumbled upon your site while looking for fundraising organizations. I am an MBA and founded a non-profit youth and family services organization in 1995. I am very impressed with the information and its organization on this site. I am going to use several of the ideas from various articles that I have read. Thanks so much for the information, I only wish that I had found this site earlier. - Bob McLeod
Because board members so rarely receive information on how to do their job better, please be sure to pass this newsletter along to your board. Or better yet, sign them all up to receive a copy of their own!http://www.help4nonprofits.com/Newsletter/CurrentNewsletter.htm
Hildy is putting the final touches on the manuscript of her next workbook, aimed at all those board members who hate the fundraising part of the job. It's called But I Don't Know Any Rich People: 77 Ways Your Board Members Can Happily Support and Sustain Your Organization. The initial response from those who've seen sneak peeks has been exciting, and we hope to have it available for sale by May 1st. We'll keep you posted!
Thank you, as always, for the work you do to make your communities better places to live. We wish for you all the possibilities life holds.
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