An Executive's Guide to Fundraising Operations: Principles, by Christopher M. Cannon

By Christopher M. Cannon

A simple advisor to the rules of potent fundraising operations

An govt consultant to Fundraising Operations offers fundraisers with easy-to-understand techniques to guage and deal with fundraising operations wishes and possibilities. This consultant simplifies and specializes in the research of difficulties and desires, permitting a short go back to fundraising.

  • Provides the basic framework to enhance and innovate improvement operations
  • Includes dozens of functional instruments, together with pattern guidelines for facts, database, reporting, and company processes
  • Offers pattern workflow illustrations for present processing and acknowledgment, record specification, and different processes
  • Features pattern studies for crusade administration, functionality administration, and exception management
  • Delivers potent calculators for operational principles of thumb

No subject what the dept is named, such a lot fundraisers fight with comparing operational matters. This consultant leads you thru rules of powerful fundraising operations, simplifies complex themes, and gives suggestions to a few of the main vexing operations dilemmas.

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Cannon Copyright © 2011 Christopher Cannon chapter & 2 Principles of Fundraising Operations A ny executive assessing fundraising operations should start each critical analysis with the end results in mind. This means putting donors and dollars first. The principles described in this guide start with this premise. The tools and trends managed by operations teams should also focus first on donors and dollars. For many organizations, however, the tools and processes sometimes become the focal point.

Where patterns of problems are found, you and your team should pounce. Where a minute detail is overlooked, you should overlook it. 3 provides a gauge for how troublesome certain issues should be. In some cases, one instance is enough to be concerned. 3 Gauging Concern Based on Frequency and Impact 28 chapter 2 principles of fundraising operations problem is that our creativity and our imaginations get the best of us. What is most important sometimes is not addressed, and insignificant details can dominate the workweeks.

The formatting conveys a consistent look and feel that will foster confidence in using the report. The graphical display of data often conveys more detail to the viewer, and, based on my own anecdotal experiences, graphical displays can sometimes make the viewer feel more confident in the data. For more information on why this seems to be the case, see the work of Edward Tufte, particularly The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (2001). Of course, even when your reports graphically summarize data and are clear, be certain that the detail can be provided.

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