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‘Assume that I can so maybe I will.’- Keynotes #75

Issue #75 March 21st, 2024 πŸ—οΈ Welcome to Keynotes: Mastering Marketing for Nonprofits! πŸš€ Hello Reader! Key the Raccoon here! This week, we're unpacking whether board members should have fundraising goals, showcasing Wave for top-notch financial management, and highlighting the impactful message of 'Assume that I can so maybe I will.' Gear up for a mix of challenging questions, essential tools, and inspiring stories. Dive in with us! πŸ“¬ Summary This week, we're diving into these great topics!...

Issue #75

March 21st, 2024

πŸ—οΈ Welcome to Keynotes: Mastering Marketing for Nonprofits! πŸš€

Hello Reader! Key the Raccoon here!

This week, we’re unpacking whether board members should have fundraising goals, showcasing Wave for top-notch financial management, and highlighting the impactful message of ‘Assume that I can so maybe I will.’ Gear up for a mix of challenging questions, essential tools, and inspiring stories. Dive in with us!

πŸ“¬ Summary

This week, we’re diving into these great topics!

πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ One Challenge – Board members and fundraising goals
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πŸš€ One Tool – Manage your money like a boss with Wave
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🌟 One Story – ‘Assume that I can so maybe I will’

πŸ” One Problem – Should board members have a yearly fundraising goal?

Setting yearly fundraising goals for board members can be a key strategy for nonprofits seeking to leverage the network and commitment of their leadership. While these goals can motivate board members to contribute more significantly, they must be aligned with each board member’s capacity and commitment level. Balancing this expectation with realistic objectives is vital to fostering a productive environment and ensuring the board’s efforts effectively support the organization’s mission.

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Benefits

  1. Increases Resources: Assigning goals can boost fundraising, providing more financial support for nonprofit initiatives.
  2. Encourages Board Engagement: Goals foster active participation and investment in the organization’s success.
  3. Expands Donor Networks: Motivates members to tap into their personal and professional networks for new funding sources.

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Considerations

  1. May Strain Member Relations: Mandatory targets could pressure relationships within the board.
  2. Risks Prioritizing Quantity Over Quality: Focus might shift to meeting goals over meaningful engagement.
  3. Could Deter Potential Board Members: High expectations may discourage skilled individuals from joining.

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πŸ› οΈ One Tool

Each week, I share a shiny tool/resource that will help make your working efforts a breeze. Think of it as your secret gadget to nonprofit success.

Featured Tool of the Week: Wave

‘Manage your money like a boss.’

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Wave for Nonprofits streamlines your financial management in one user-friendly platform. From creating professional invoices to managing bookkeeping and accepting online payments, Wave simplifies the financial side of your operations. This tool is designed to make accounting effortless, allowing you to focus more on your mission and less on managing money. Dive into Wave and discover how it can help your nonprofit stay organized and efficient.

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Start experiencing easier financial management today with Wave!

πŸ… One Highlight

You may have stumbled across this compelling ad recently, but if not, we’re here to tell you it’s a must-watch. Even if you have, its powerful message about reversing our assumptions regarding individuals with Down syndrome is so impactful, that it deserves another viewing.

This video created by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, invites us to reconsider how our perceptions shape realities and encourages a more inclusive approach, reminding us that positive expectations can lead to remarkable outcomes.

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That’s all for this edition! We hope our stories and insights have sparked joy and curiosity within you. Stay tuned, as there’s much more to come. Next week, we’re unpacking even more heartfelt tales and enlightening tips. Looking forward to our next journey together.

Until then, keep making waves! πŸš€

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Key

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