Tag: Mel and Pearl Shaw

FUNdraising Good Times: Don’t wait until everyone resigns: three ways to retain staff and board members
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FUNdraising Good Times: Don’t wait until everyone resigns: three ways to retain staff and board members

By Mel and Pearl Shaw “Nobody taught us how to go out and fundraise.” – Former nonprofit board member. “After my experience at this organization, I am no longer interested in working in fundraising.” – A former fundraising professional. We heard each of these statements during the past week. These are not uncommon sentiments. However,…

FUNdraising Good Times: Community fundraising success: $55 million new senior residence and center
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FUNdraising Good Times: Community fundraising success: $55 million new senior residence and center

By Mel and Pearl Shaw – Do not underestimate the vision, power and tenacity of grassroots community organizations. We have seen first-hand how a well-defined vision can transform a community and the lives of its residents. This month Bayview Senior Services, located in one of San Francisco’s last African American communities, celebrates the grand opening…

FUNdraising Good Times: Wearing many hats is not bad
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FUNdraising Good Times: Wearing many hats is not bad

By Mel and Pearl Shaw – “We wear a lot of hats around here.” This is a common refrain at many small and medium-sized nonprofits. It’s even true amongst larger nonprofits that are under-resourced. Sometimes it’s said with pride. Other times it is followed by a sigh that signals fatigue. We understand both sentiments. If…

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