It has been a period of virtual meetings on all possible platforms, remote calls with Boards and fundraisers, redesign of training courses to improve the “user experience” for participants, thoughts on fundraising, fundraisers, international policies. And also webinars watched at impossible times, rigorously deferred, so as not to neglect “food for the mind” and the…

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A few weeks ago I trained a class of the Advanced training course “Talenti per il Fundraising”, run by Fondazione CRT (an Italian Foundation based in Turin), on corporate fundraising. This lesson followed another one, a couple of weeks before, dedicated to “Board and fundraising”.Preparing the lesson on corporate, I was looking for case histories…

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This is a different post from the ones we usually publish, in spirit and content.It is a mix of reflections that keep the professional and personal parts together. A sort of point of the situation, after strange and alienating weeks, in which thoughts, when I sat down to write, flowed spontaneously. These have been complex…

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[The quote by Rene Descartes is to underline the trouble to find the alleged perfection (which I think does not belong to Earth … luckily, I would say), even regarding the professional dimension. However, talking about perfection – and this is the sense of the title of the blogpost – I have used the number…

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I firstly met Penelope, who lives in Arizona, a few years ago. After a few months of mutual “discovery”, we decide to become professional partners – better: our companies, ENGAGEDin and The Cagney Company, are partners –  on global projects. I asked Penelope to share some thoughts on “governance and fundraising” during one of the…

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The only right answer – just to eliminate any doubts – is: yes, the board (the directors) should put fundraising at the heart of their role in the governance of the organisation. Furthermore, again to get rid of any doubts and avoid misunderstandings: this applies when you’re on the board because you’re the nominee of…

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The question is: how do you create a board of directors that is present, active and engaged? Picking up from the first part of the post, here are a few pointers that experience has shown to be useful. First, you have to build up a job profile. In other words, you need a description of…

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