January 2017 eNewsletter Articles
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January 2017 eNewsletter Articles

Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning, & Change; and Technology & Outreach.

Fundraising: The Importance of Stewardship - An Interview with Harold Grinspoon

Do your donors truly feel appreciated and loved? Harold Grinspoon speaks candidly about his own feeling of disconnect when he as a donor is not acknowledged. This short video is focused on Legacy donors, but the lesson is applicable to maintaining relationships with any donor.

>> The Importance of Stewardship - An Interview with Harold Grinspoon

Want some help determining stewardship actions for your various donors?

>> Check out this sample stewardship chart that can be modified for your own camp's needs


Governance: 10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

What is your Board REALLY responsible for at camp? The new year is a good time to revisit the basic responsibilities of the board and refocus to ensure these responsibilities will be fulfilled. This one-page document describes the 10 most basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards.

>> 10 Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Now that you see the basic responsibilities of your board, how can you ensure it is meeting those responsibilities?

>> Check out this Board Profile Assessment, which can be modified for your camp's needs


Strategy, Planning & Change: Strategic Planning - A Step-by-Step Process

#JCampConf speaker Anne Yurasek from Fio Partners details what the Strategic Planning process can accomplish and key questions to ask about how your organization can most effectively create and implement a plan.

>> Strategic Planning - A Step-by-Step Process

Looking for some samples or outlines to get started with Strategic Planning?

>> Check out the Strategic Plan Outlines and Samples section of the Knowledge Center


Technology & Outreach: 7 Email Practices to Leave Behind in the New Year

Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to improve your email communications? Email can be one of your most effective ways to reach and engage your families, alumni, donors, and other audiences...as long as you do it right! This post from Constant Contact shares common email marketing mistakes you should avoid in 2017.

 >> 7 Email Practices to Leave Behind in the New Year

Looking for more ideas to improve your communications in 2017?

>> Check out  the Social Media section in our Knowledge Center