eNewsletter Articles - January 2014
Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning & Change; and Technology & Outreach.
Fundraising: TheTwo Most Important Words in Philanthropy...
...are "Thank You." Do your thank you notes show gratitude? Are they a good first step in your ongoing stewardship processes? JCamp 180 Mentor Klara Grape tells you how to shape up those letters.
>> The Two Most Important Words in Philanthropy
Want more information about Stewardship?
>> Check out our articles in the Cultivation and Stewardship section of the Knowledge Center.
Governance: 5 Steps For Decision-Making That Will Vastly Improve Your Board Meetings
As a Board leader, exactly how do you help the Board make good decisions? Use these 5 steps to frame problems and possible solutions.
>> 5 Steps For Decision-Making That Will Vastly Improve Your Board Meetings
Want to try this at your camp? This Board packet coversheet template can help:
>> Board Packet Coversheet Template
Strategy, Planning & Change: How Can You Make Better, Bolder Decisions?
Best-selling authors Dan and Chip Heath tell us that to make better choices, we must avoid the most common decision-making biases. Being aware of these biases isn't sufficient to avoid them, but a process can help. They created the WRAP process to help us make better, bolder decisions.
>> Heath Brothers' Wrap Process for Making Better Decisions
We highly recommend registering for the Heath Brothers' other valuable resources on their website:
>> Heath Brothers' free Resources re: Change and Decision-Making
Technology & Outreach: Engaging Alumni Through Social Media - Our Takeaways
Did you miss our latest Webinar? Mentors Julia Riseman and Dan Kirsch and Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone discuss what the latest #netTALKS Webinar on Alumni Outreach (focused on social media) means for camps.
>> Engaging Alumni Through Social Media - Our Takeaways
Looking for more tips about using Social Media effectively?
>> Find Social Media articles in our Knowledge Center