March 2015 eNewsletter Articles
Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning, & Change; and Technology & Outreach.
Fundraising: How is Your Camp's Stewardship?
Studies and personal experience tell us that retaining your existing donors is key to long-term fundraising success. And stewardship is the key process to building long-term relationships with recurring donors. Yet, so many nonprofits do it poorly. In an article reprinted from the Berkshire Eagle, JCamp 180 Mentor Natasha Dresner asks, "Why is that, and how do you improve it?"
>> How is Your Camp's Stewardship?
Looking for more tips for how to steward your donors?
>> Check out our article with tips and recommendations for effective donor stewardship…
Governance: Keeping Your Board and Stakeholders Informed
JCamp 180 Mentor Julia Riseman took notice of the weekly updates that B'nai B'rith Camp Executive Director Michelle Koplan sends to her Board and other stakeholders. Read on to find out why Michelle sends these updates...and how they benefit camp and its stakeholders.
>> Keeping Your Board and Stakeholders Informed
Looking for more information about communications?
>> Check out the Communications section of our Knowledge Center…
Strategy, Planning & Change: What is the Value of Strategic Planning?
Referencing an article about independent day schools that offers the "Case Against Strategic Planning," JCamp 180 Mentor Aron Goldman talks about the pitfalls of strategic planning, but reiterates the value of the process.
>> What is the Value of Strategic Planning?
Want to learn more about asking meaningful questions for organizational excellence?
>> Read this article - in the spirit of quickly approaching Passover - about 4 questions your camp leadership should ask itself…
Technology & Outreach: Alumni Engagement - Worth the Effort?
Did you miss our Webinar on Alumni Engagement last month? This webinar was designed for Board Members, Camp Committee members and Camp leaders who are curious about why your Camp should invest more time and effort in Alumni Engagement. The recording, chat history, and related resources are all available on our website. Check it out!
>> Alumni Engagement- Worth the Effort?
Looking for more reasons to spend the time necessary to find and connect with your alumni?
>> Check out these two short videos from our Data2Donors program that show tangible results from managing donor and alumni data and relationships.