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Become A Storyteller

The richest lives are those packed with stories. Learn how to share powerful aspects of your work and your life with those who share your values.
Categories: Advocacy, Fundraising & Development, Public Speaking, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Youth Development, Youth Engagement

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Board Giving Template

Help board members imagine all of the many ways they can contribute their time, talent, and treasure with this investment template.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Sustainability

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Changing Your FR Mindset

Originally published in 2005 in the Bulletin of the National Mentoring Center, this article is all about changing your paradigm when it comes to raising money.
Categories: Board Development, Capacity Building, Change Management, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Institutional Strengthening, Published Resource, Sustainability

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Comprehensive NGO Self-Assessment

This is a comprehensive organizational self-assessment. It is highly adaptable and we have an online version. Please contact us for more information.
Categories: Board Development, Capacity Building, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Human Resources, Institutional Strengthening, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Estimated Costs of Being a Board Member

This is an example of what it may cost to serve on a typical social profit Board of Directors. It should be adapted to meet your specific criteria and provided to potential Board members prior to joining the Board.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations

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Ethical Fundraising

Everything you need to know about ethical fundraising. Originally published in 2005 as a book chapter for a National Mentoring Center (NMC) publication.
Categories: Board Development, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Published Resource, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Funded for Life

An overview of the important ways you need to shift your thinking when it comes to fundraising.
Categories: Board Development, Capacity Building, Change Management, Fundraising & Development, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Fundraising Handout

Everything you need to know about raising time, talent, and treasure. Originally published in 2005 as a book chapter for a National Mentoring Center(NMC)  publication. One of our most requested publications.
Categories: About Common Ground, Board Development, Capacity Building, Coaching & Mentoring, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Institutional Strengthening, Published Resource, Sustainability

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Know Your Audience

If you're designing a workshop or giving a speech, knowing your audience is critical. This checklist will help.
Categories: Advocacy, Community Building, Contemporary Leadership, Fundraising & Development, Public Speaking, Storytelling, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity, Working With Young People

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Logic Models Overview

Logic models (aka log frames) are an essential tool in designing and evaluating programs; and increasingly required by donors and funders.
Categories: Advocacy, Capacity Building, Fundraising & Development, Institutional Strengthening, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Sample Development Plan Spreadsheet

A PDF version of a spreadsheet that can help you create a development plan for your social profit organization.
Categories: Fundraising & Development

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Stakeholder Map

This template is designed to help you map stakeholders for your organization or advocacy or fundraising effort.
Categories: Advocacy, Community Building, Deeply Rooted Equity, Fundraising & Development, Institutional Strengthening, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Strategic Communications Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help you create a strategic communications plan for your organization.
Categories: Advocacy, Capacity Building, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Public Speaking, Storytelling, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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The Art of the Ask

Asking for money can be really hard for a lot of people. It requires a shift in mindset and this checklist is a great place to start.
Categories: Board Development, Change Management, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Institutional Strengthening, Management, Storytelling, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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Treasure Mapping Podcast

A simple activity that you can lead to help your team recognize all of the people and organizations that already care about your work; and who are potential donors. This podcast is only about six minutes in length. I hope you'll listen and try the activity.
Categories: Board Development, Capacity Building, Change Management, Fundraising & Development, Healthy Organizations, Institutional Strengthening, Published Resource, Sustainability, Training & Facilitation, Training Activity

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