December 2015 eNewsletter Articles
Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning, & Change; and Technology & Outreach.
Fundraising: A 4th Grade Tool for More Successful Donor Communications
How can a simple Venn diagram improve your donor communications? JCamp 180 Mentor Dan Kirsch reminds us that what our donors want to hear is not always what organizations want to tell them. The key? Finding where there is overlap between these two competing interests.
>> A 4th Grade Tool for More Successful Donor Communications
Want more help improving your donor communications?
>> Check out our article about what you can learn from charity:water's communications
Governance: Building Board Crisis Management (and Prevention) Capacity
At some point in your camp's history, you will face a big and ugly crisis. JCamp 180 Mentor Julia Riseman discusses how the camp Board can prepare and respond effectively to crises.
>> Building Board Crisis Management (and Prevention) Capacity
Looking for other ways to make your Board as effective as possible?
>> Check out this article about keeping your Board and Stakeholders informed
Strategy, Planning & Change: What's Your Camp's Vision?
Does your camp have a vision statement? A concise vision statement describes the clear and inspirational long-term desired change your organization hopes to make through its work. In other words, your vision statement describes the desired end state of the work of your camp. Looking for inspiration? This article provides 50 nonprofit vision statements to review..
>> What's Your Camp's Vision?
Looking for more info about defining meaningful vision, mission, and core values for your camp?
>> Check out this article about defining why your organization exists
Technology & Outreach: Does Your Donor Database Support Your Work?
Your fundraising efforts should be supported - not hindered - by your donor database. But many organizations struggle with incomplete, aged, or simply incorrect data. How can camps ensure their database is ready to help their development work?
>> Does Your Donor Database Support Your Work?
Having trouble making your database a priority?
>> Check out this article about making a "Switch"