Jean Block is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, FUNdraising and social enterprise. She is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has held leadership roles as both board and staff in local, regional and national nonprofits. She has written several books on nonprofits, including “The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money!”; “180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money”; and others. Visit her websites at jblockinc.com and socialenterpriseventures.com to learn more and sign up for her free e-newsletters.
Recent developments (including the record-breaking government shutdown) have many grant-funded organizations questioning their traditional reliance on Federal grant funding. Organizations are wondering how to become “shutdown proof.” Diversification of funding streams is one way of reducing reliance on government grants, but the thought of diversifying funding sources often leaves traditional grant-funded organizations with more questions […]
When joining a board of directors, most people do not expect (or even want) to fundraise, but generating the revenue needed to fund the organization’s mission is one of the most important aspects of the board’s role. This session discusses how starting with honest recruitment is key, and how to motivate and inspire board members […]