Fundraising Governance 2017-05-24T11:50:48+00:00

Fundraising Governance

That way that For-Purpose organisations are governed can ensure their effectiveness, accountability and their ability to set and meet their strategic vision.

Organisations are generally governed by a Board of Directors that takes overall responsibility for its work. ‘Governance’ is a term used to describe the Board’s role in:

  • the long term direction of the organisation, including its objectives and purposes
  • implementing policies and activities to achieve objectives
  • complying with legal requirements
  • accountability to those with an interest or ‘stake’ in the charity

Good governance should be embedded at every level of an organisation. The Board is responsible for good governance but they rely on staff, volunteers, advisors and stakeholders to be able to govern well.

When it comes to good governance practices around fundraising, how well is your organisation performing?  Does your Board understand their roles and responsibilities? How well is your CEO supporting your fundraisers?

Fundraising Governance

Webinars

The Swiss Army Knife of Sponsorship Benefits – Live Webinar

The Swiss Army Knife of Sponsorship Benefits

Daily. 10:00am AEST

Are you struggling to work out what to offer your potential corporate partners? Is it because you can't think of a single thing that you could propose that might be of value to them, or any there just too many things going on in your organisation that you don't know how to package it all up?

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Fulfilment, audit and reporting – Finish off your sponsorship year in style!

Fulfilment, audit and reporting
- Finish off your sponsorship year in style!

When was the last time you delivered an ROI (return on investment) or fulfilment report of some kind to your current sponsors? Have you ever surveyed them to see how they are enjoying the experience of being associated with your organisation, programs, or events?

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The 90 Day Sponsorship Plan – Idea to Implementation

The 90 Day Sponsorship Plan - Idea to Implementation

The thing I found most challenging in my non-profit business development role was juggling my ever growing list of responsibilities and to-do's. Even though my core directive was diversifying our income streams by seeking and securing corporate partners, there were so many competing priorities that it was hard to focus and STAY focussed long enough to create a plan.

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Go Team! Getting Your Entire Team Enthused About Fundraising

Go Team! Getting Your Entire Team Enthused About Fundraising

As you know, good governance is central to ensuring that boards and committees are effective at leading the For-Purpose organisation they serve while also meeting their legal and compliance responsibilities. But how do you instil a sense of passion for your cause that translates into your leadership really getting involved in every aspect of the fundraising equation? Fundraisers cannot work in isolation, apart from being 'people-people', their work touches everyone in their organisation and enables the good work to happen in the community. There's a new way of thinking when it comes to engaging your board (and every level of your organisation in their role in fundraising) and during this webinar Kate will walk you step-by-step through how to transition from the current dominant approach to the emerging paradigm. Getting your whole team enthused about, and engaged with fundraising is the key to great success and sustainability.

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The CEO And The Fundraiser

The CEO And The Fundraiser

Every For-Purpose, For-Passion and For-Impact CEO and Board member has a responsibility to the fundraising process. To not only understand it, but be a part of it and support those at the coalface of raising money. In order to do that, they need to understand why donors give, what motivates brands to partner and whose job it is to convince them. Unfortunately for many organisations, there is a missing element in the duty of care given to fundraisers that sees high rates of burnout, low levels of morale and being asked to undertake duties that are not part of the fundraising role. There are certain things that every CEO should know about fundraising, not just understanding how to really add support and guidance, but how their fundraisers add incredible value to the CEO's strategic role and delegation within the organisation.

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