November 2016 eNewsletter Articles
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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...