November 2016 eNewsletter Articles
Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning, & Change; and Technology & Outreach.
Fundraising: Making the Ask
Always popular #JCampConf speaker Nanette Fridman returned this year to lead a session on making the ask. Many staff and board members have a passion for camp and desire to help...but not necessarily the confidence to ask for gifts directly. Nanette provided a Solicitation Manual and a set of Prospect Profiles to help you prepare to ask prospects to support camp.
>> Making the Ask
But what if the prospects says No?
>> Check out these tips and ideas for dealing with objections to the ask...
Governance: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
What makes good Governance? JCamp 180 Mentor Natasha Dresner led a 2-part Deep Dive at #JCampConf on this topic, including board member recruitment/retention, creating engaging board/committee meetings, and strengthening the partnership between the board and the camp ED/Director. You can find some of her materials from that session on our website.
>> With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Looking for what the Boards' basic responsibilities should be?
>> Check out this list of 10 basic responsibilities of Nonprofit boards...
Strategy, Planning & Change: Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis
In our other Deep Dive at #JCampConf, JCamp 180 Mentor Tara Acker and Harvard University faculty member Hugh O'Doherty discussed Adaptive Leadership: Making Change When Change is Difficult. They highlighted this article from the Harvard Business Review about leading through a crisis and making changes to thrive through turbulent environments.
>> Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis
But what if you WANT to implement change in your organization?
>> Check out this webinar recording on making change happen...
Technology & Outreach: Basics of Blogging
Does your camp have a blog on its website? Do you wonder if it's worth the effort? Are you worried about finding good content to share all year? The content on your blog can be a major asset when driving traffic to your website and building your social media channels. At #JCampConf, Alli Thresher, Social Media Manager for PJ Library, discussed the importance of having a regularly updated public blog on your website and how to make it as easy as possible to manage a blog's content and comments. Check out her presentation whether you have no blog or you are looking to improve the effectiveness of your existing blog.
>> Basics of Blogging
Looking for more information about getting started with blogging?
>> Check out our Blogging 101 article...