June 2016 eNewsletter Articles
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June 2016 eNewsletter Articles

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

Fundraising: How to Be a Great Development Director

This article from the Fundraising Authority shares 3 key attributes of successful Development Directors. Clearly Development Directors need support from their staff and Board and tactical fundraising skills to succeed. But these 3 attributes can also be found in the most successful Development Directors.

>> How to Be a Great Development Director

Looking for more information about successful development teams?

>> Check out this article about what is needed for a culture of philanthropy and associated fundraising success


Governance: Some Kids Do Come With a Manual

Some Board members refer to their organizations as "their babies." But, unlike raising children, there IS a manual for how Boards should work with their organizations! JCamp 180 Mentor Natasha Dresner discusses the three basic roles of Boards: Setting Organizational Direction; Ensuring Necessary Resources; and Providing Oversight.

>> Some Kids Do Come With a Manual

Looking for more information about the Board's Responsibilities?

>> Check out the Board Roles & Responsibilities section of our Knowledge Center 


Strategy, Planning & Change: Get Rid of Your Sacred Cows Forever

"It's always a great time to get your team together and talk about turning all those SACRED COWS into HAMBURGER and dumping all the BAGGAGE that we are carrying." Does your camp have sacred cows that are holding your strategy back? This article from #JCampConf speaker Tom Suddes discussed the benefits of identifying and slaying those sacred cows to make room for fresh ideas that could make a big impact. 

>> Get Rid of Your Sacred Cows Forever 

Looking for more activities that could be holding back your organization?

>> Check out this article about avoiding self-destructive "own goals"


Technology & Outreach: Knowledge Center Knockout Champion Resource!

In March, we held the Knowledge Center Knockout to determine the best resource on JCamp180.org. We'd be remiss if we didn't share the winner of that month-long online competition: How to Write Alumni Profiles that Tell Your Story. This article provides helpful tips and questions for gathering the incredible stories of impact your camp had on your alumni. These stories should be the backbone of your alumni outreach efforts.

 >> How to Write Alumni Profiles that Tell Your Story

Looking for more tips for reconnecting with your camp alumni?

>> Check out the Alumni Outreach section of the Knowledge Center