I recently had a conversation with someone about the topics that are most important to a non-profit. We disagreed, but the dialogue helped me make yet another very important conclusion.
I’m Elise Woodworth Author of the best-selling book Business Not Battle for Nonprofit Boards. The person I was talking with said that fundraising and outreach were the most important thing for nonprofits to consider. What could possibly be more important to a nonprofit than increasing funds raised, growing the donor list, or expanding the organizations efforts?
Development is important and these are all important factors to consider. Each of them comes with their own challenges and rewards. All of them are directly affected by, what I think, is THE most important thing. It’s even more important now that things are starting to normalize.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you had access to another group of advocates? People passionate about the organizations mission? Folks ready to spread the word about the good work being done in the community? A team that knew the organizations needs and sought out ways to fulfil them?
Each and every nonprofit should have this team!