#143 | Has the time come for nonprofit boards to change their thinking about fundraising?
Apr 12th, 2020 by Jason Lewis
Wow, you're not going to want to miss this one. Talk about covering some much needed territory in a matter of 30 minutes. When it comes to nonprofit boards and their ways of thinking when it comes to fundraising, this one really has all the bases covered. My conversation with Sarah is certainly going to make a few CEOs shift in their seats. It will encourage a few fundraising professionals to set up their game and a few board members to think more seriously about the role they play in fundraising.
Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit strategist, #1 International Best Selling author, and former Executive Director. She has been featured on over 30 podcasts and is the creator of the Impact Method™ - a framework that helps nonprofits simplify their operations, build aligned teams, and make a bigger impact without getting overwhelmed or burning out.
Rather than suggesting that nonprofits should be panicking about their fundraising, Sarah insists that now is the time to pivot in how we think about and carry out our fundraising efforts. Sarah and I explored how the current environment may cause many nonprofits to rethink the role of board members, the expertise that is expected in the development office, and the job description of the CEO which should align with the needs of the organization at this time. I found Sarah's candor quite refreshing. I could not agree more that there are times when investments in fundraising capacity must come before the program and that stability should not be confused for sustainability.
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