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Strengthening a Nonprofit Organization Through
Board Development
We can help your organization develop your Governing Board for greater effectiveness in both governance and fundraising.

Sometimes nonprofit organizations find that the Board is no longer as effective as it once was.  There are a variety of methods and techniques that can be used to strengthen a Board, give it new life, and make it highly effective in both governance and fund raising.

At Philanthropy Solutions, LLC, we have the ability to help you, your staff and your Board understand how to develop and change to meet new challenges.  Philanthropy Solutions can train your Board in how to cope with and respond to the changes taking place within your organization. 

We have the ability to create training modules that assist a Board through a transition time.  We emphasize changes necessary in Board development, fund raising, ends and policy deliberations, and in the ways Board members change their thinking about their position on the Board, their organization and what it will need for the future.


"As a Board member [our training in fundraising] forced me to consider my own values, and our purpose all within a context of strengthening our organization. I appreciate how he looks at the intersection of governance and sustainability, a crossroad that all nonprofits face.
We have found Philanthropy Solutions to be a professional and responsive company. Most importantly, we have found a consultant who believes in our mission and vision and is helping us to reach our goals.
"

Joanne Sobeck
Board Member
American Indian Health and Family Services
of Southeastern Michigan
Detroit, MI

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A book that we have found eye-opening and extremely helpful, and which we think might also help you to be a more effective Board member is:
"Donor-Centered Fundraising"
by Penelope Burk.

This is the report of an extensive study of U.S. donors and their patterns of preference and giving. It shows a new profile of donors that we all need to incorporate into our fundraising planning.
From Cygnus Applied Research, Inc., Chicago, IL, 2005
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ARTICLE #1: "Problems in Nonprofit Board Decision-Making"

This article examines the inner workings of nonprofit board decision-making and points out some of the dynamics involved. If you're aware of these dynamics you can be a much more effective board member and gain greater understand of your board's processes

This article is absolutely FREE, just for the asking .

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ARTICLE #2:
"Aspects of the Development of Nonprofit Boards"

This article examines several aspects of nonprofit board development, including the recruitment cycle, the stages of board growth and the reasons some boards get into trouble, and what they can do to change the situation when needed.

This article is absolutely FREE just for the asking.

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How much money do you think was donated to U.S. charities in 2005 from bequests and estates?
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Phone 734-484-2166
or send an email to johnfike@philanthropysolutions.com
for more information about how your organization can develop its Board for greater effectiveness.