First Quarter 2010
In this Issue:
Invest in Yourself and Your Nonprofit
by Howard Barlow, Fargo
There’s an organization that can help advance your career, help you make friends who share your interests, help you increase and proclaim your professionalism and integrity, and learn from several of the top leaders in the nonprofit field. More
Donation Options in a 24-7 World
by Lisa Scharf, VP, Business Banking Manager, Bremer Bank
In this day and age of technology, the choices an individual or organization must consider in their daily operations can be overwhelming. Texting, cell phones, Facebook, etc. We’re use to information coming to us instantaneously, and communication happening 24/7. Debit cards, online bill payments, ordering from the Web, even our financial transactions are immediate. But what is the best way to reach donors in this age of technology? More
Nonprofit Resource Specialist Blog Contests
by Holly Witt, Alexandria
Last September, we ran a contest looking for nonprofits best fundraising ideas with a prize of $100 to the top five entries! We had a number of GREAT ideas submitted. Here are the top five winners as voted on by the NRSs. I thought they were worth re-printing – maybe there are some ideas your nonprofit could implement. More
FAQ: Why is a Fundraising Plan Important? And Who’s Responsible?
by Kathy Grochow, St. Cloud
Fundraising is a complex and increasingly professional endeavor and the board has the ultimate responsibility for the well-being of the organization and thus for the planning process. The role of the board as the organization’s governing body is to develop the policies that will guide the organization’s resource development activities. More
By Popular Demand: Another Blog Contest – About Boards
Think about boards you’re involved with or have been involved with. What tips or "secrets" have you found work best when: recruiting good board members, keeping them engaged and helpful, using their skills and interests to the best advantage of your nonprofit and bringing them to their best potential or next level? Any tips related to the topic of developing your best board are welcome and eligible for this second blog contest: "How to Build the Best Board."
We invite you to send us your best insight, experiences or ideas for "How to Build the Best Board." The five most convincing and unique entries, as reviewed by our Bremer Nonprofit Resource Specialist (NRS) Team will be rewarded with a $100 donation from Bremer Bank.
To enter our contest, please visit our blog and click on ‘contest’ on the right side of the blog site. Don’t delay! Send us your entry by March 8, 2010. Each contest entry must specify a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to which the $100 donation, if won, will be made payable to and sent with a note on winner's behalf.
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