After strong listener feedback, the much loved Bonus Break is back!
Let me reintroduce the bonus break to you: Imagine taking a short 5- or 10-minute coffee break and getting the added bonus of making you and your nonprofit more successful. Produced as a companion to our longer Successful Nonprofits Podcast, the Bonus Break covers all of the topics you care most about: professional development, fundraising, governance, board relations, marketing, tech, and more.
Almost 20 years ago, I was chief fundraising officer for a Catholic charity that always closed the week between Christmas and New Years. As the director of resource development, however, I worked every day between December 26 and December 31 to capture those last minute donations. Consequently, we typically processed stock donations, vehicle donations, and major gifts that might have otherwise gone to other community based non-profit organizations. During my successful tenures as the development director at two different organizations, I learned the 5 things every fundraiser should do the last week of the year:
Listen to this bonus break to learn how to efficiently do each of these tasks with limited office support (after all, nearly everyone else has taken the week off).
Here's the sample board member give/get status report we promised you:
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