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Book club for Nonprofit Leaders

Introduction

A few months ago, a hand full of nonprofit leaders in our town started a nonprofit book club. We meet once a month to discuss a book that is either about nonprofits or has lessons that can be applied to nonprofits. I agreed to lead the discussions and drafted an initial list of suggested books for the year. It has been a very rewarding and fun experience.

Any given month we have between 5 and 15 participants. We meet in the Sherlock Holmes room in Two Sisters Bookstore. Someone brings snacks and wine.

The conversations are as much about sharing common concerns as they are about the book we are reading. We have a wide variety of organizations –  environmental, arts, schools, a couple funders and a couple consultants. I know I come away encouraged from seeing our work with new perspectives.

My goal for this new year is to share the conversation and books we discuss. Over the next several weeks, we will catch up on the first three books:

Good to Great for the Social Sector, Jim Collins

The Spirituality of Fundraising, Henri Nouwen

Start With Why, Simon Sinek (this link for the book summary and meeting discussion)

Next month we are reading Give and Take by Adam Grant.

We hope those who read this blog will also gain something from our conversations as well.

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Magnifying Impact

Benefits of Donor Bliss

Making Donor Bliss an Institutional Priority

Donors who desire to make an impact with their resources are on a life-long journey that typically includes numerous interactions with nonprofit institutions.
While describing this journey, Eric addresses the challenges institutions experience in engaging donors. 

At each step of the journey, Eric offers tips to institutions to encourage them to create positive experiences for their donors.

Eric weaves stories about joyful giving within this webinar as he advocates a goal of developing a culture of philanthropy within your organization. 

Want to learn more about Millennials and nonprofit board service? Contact us to receive a copy of Eric’s recent paper: Millennials and Nonprofit Boards.

You can also view the original 45 minute recording of this webinar through U.S. Trust’s platform. Visit https://www.veracast.com/webcasts/ustrust/webinars2018/76230768085.cfm

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Millennials and Board Service

How do you engage this generation with your nonprofit efforts?
What should you do to engage them in board service?
Do you have two minutes to watch a video?

Eric answers these questions from the recent webinar recording session for US Trust Philanthropic Solutions Group.  He provides thoughtful insights gleaned from a survey of nonprofit peers from around the world.

We have re-recorded the webinar in its entirety and it is now available on a separate blog posting

Want to learn more about Millennials and board service, please contact us to receive a copy of Eric’s recent paper on Millennials and Nonprofit Boards.

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Interview with Donor Bliss Consulting

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Richmond Innovation Center Newsletter

View the October Issue: Member Spotlight for an interview with Donor Bliss Consulting!
We have enjoyed being members of the Richmond Innovation Center in Historic Downtown Richmond for the past four months. Just last week they asked if Donor Bliss Consulting would be willing to be interviewed for their October newsletter. We have had such good experiences here that we were pleased to help promote the services and spaces available at the Center.

 

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Webinar to be released soon!

Benefits of Donor BlissMagnifying Impact: Making Donor Bliss an Institutional Priority

Eric Billman, Principal Consultant at Donor Bliss Consulting, partnered with  USTrust Philanthropic Solutions Group to record the webinar titled Magnifying Impact: Making Donor Bliss an Institutional Priority on 20 September. We look forward to sharing the link to the finalized presentation soon. Contact us to be notified as soon as the webinar is released.