Spring 2017 Feature Article Previews
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Building a transformative board
By Betsy Chapin Taylor, F.A.H.P.
Exceptional board members can promote transformative governance, provide a growing network of community contacts and enable the foundation to scale beyond the limits of staff.
Board members' clout is especially important today, with hospital operating margins in peril and health care reimbursement shrinking. Increasingly, hospital executives are looking to philanthropy as a dependable and growing income source. Unfortunately, signs point to massive failures in the effectiveness of nonprofit board members to help the organization achieve its goals. Both executives and board members...Read more on page 13.
Gain a competitive advantage*
By Kathleen Diemer, C.F.R.E., Anne Marie Halsey and Jeff Muller
An array of new tools and strategic trends has the potential to transform your donor relations and stewardship.
The landscape of nonprofit philanthropy is evolving rapidly. Between 2000 and 2010 the number of registered nonprofits in the United States grew by 24 percent. Today there are more than 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations competing for donor dollars and health care makes up one of the largest nonprofit sectors, employing 57 percent of the nonprofit workforce. In this increasingly competitive marketplace, the way that we approach donors and...Read more on page 18.
You want me to give you money, too?
By Robin Venuti, C.F.R.E., C.S.P.G.
Montage Health examines its employee giving campaign and others like it to determine best practices for the future.
Our health care employees are our most vital assets. Every day they are on the front lines, interacting with patients and their families, creating and reinforcing the healing environment of our institutions and meeting the medical needs of our communities. In many ways, they are our organizations. Their dedicated care is the reason our health systems—and subsequently, our fundraising efforts to support them—are successful. Read more on page 34.
*Forward Thinking Article