The Ten Immutable Laws of the (Fundraising) Universe
by Carl Richardson
Register for Council 2013
Registration is now open for Council 2013, to be held on Friday June 14 through Monday, June 17, 2013 at the National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne, VA 20176
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by Carl Richardson
A 52-page, downloadable PDF fundraising handbook to help League leaders develop strategies and relationship building skills.
Foundations / Corporations & Proposals:
The Foundation Center
The Council on Foundations
Community Foundation locator: http://www.communityfoundationlocator.org/search/index.cfm
Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.14)
The annual meeting is one of the most important general membership meetings of the year. It gives members an opportunity to direct the future of their League. Holding an annual meeting is in fact one of the seven basic requirements for League recognition.
The purposes of the annual meeting are to:
Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.10)
Maintains communications between the board and the membership by producing and distributing a regular newsletter that accurately describes the activities of the League.
Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.5)
All League leaders have a role to play in building and sustaining a strong membership base. The membership chair and the membership committee may be responsible for implementing the League's day-to-day recruitment and retention activities, but their success depends on everyone's participation. The following tips for membership growth should become an integral part of the League work of each board member.
Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.7)
Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.3)
Serves as the official recorder of League business.
Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.4)
Tips for the Treasurer
Serves as the chief financial officer of the League.
Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.2)
Tips for Successful Meetings
Careful advance planning is the key to the success of every meeting, no matter how small or informal. As you begin planning ask yourself the five “W” questions: Why, Who, Where, When and What.
Why are you meeting?