Author: Bob Cryer
Executive Coaches of Orange County
Guidestar’s September 2010 newsletter had two articles that caught my attention. One was “15 Tips to Help You Raise More Money by Mail”. It was of interest to me because one of my coaching clients had just gotten disappointing results from her first attempt at direct mail fundraising campaign.
The second was “The Day We First Met”, an article on finding, attracting, deploying and retaining volunteers. The Executive Coaches of Orange County depends on volunteers to do all the executive coaching that we offer clients free of charge. Our volunteers also plan and implement all our marketing efforts to recruit coaches and clients. They also plan our monthly meetings to keep our coaches informed, motivated and growing in their knowledge of nonprofits and coaching methods. This article’s perspective on volunteers was very interesting to me.
When I went to Guidestar’s website (www.guidestar.org) and clicked on “news” and “articles”, I discovered that they had a library of all the articles that they had published in the last ten years, literally hundreds of articles about managing a nonprofit. Check it out! I’ll bet there are at least a few articles in their library that are addressing management issues that you are currently dealing with.
While you are there, you might want to sign up for their monthly newsletter. It will keep you informed of the additional articles that they add to their library each month.