Episode 103

You Want Me to Do What? 10 Ways to Get Your Executive Director to Fundraise with You Getting the Credit with June Kress and Chris Rutledge

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Episode 103

You Want Me to Do What? 10 Ways to Get Your Executive Director to Fundraise with You Getting the Credit with June Kress and Chris Rutledge

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by goldenburggroup

Less: Jargon, Focus on data
More: Compelling stories, Moist eyes, Support!

Today’s conversation is with two presenters from this year’s Bridge Conference. June Kress of June Kress Consulting and Chris Rutledge, Chief Development Officer at Friendship Place in Washington, D.C., used a five-skit format to demonstrate ways to encourage executive directors to fundraise, while still getting credit as a development director! In truth, June and Chris are recommending collaboration rather than craftiness. Join us for a fun discussion.

*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(3:15) Why don’t we just throw a big gala?!? NO
(4:35) Setting them free four minutes early: exceeding the Benevon Model
(8:45) Hold on! Let’s follow up first.
(11:35) Dolph and Chris sing the praises of the trusty blue pen.
(14:12) 60:40
(15:45) Avoid jargonese

If you’ve done it to death, it’s time to let it go.

(16:20) Less data, more stories
(20:33) DDEDs (Difficult-to-Deal-with EDs)
(22:03) More of the “Come to Jesus” approach
(23:26) Dolph and June love the weekly meeting.
(24:14) “A vague disclaimer is no one’s friend.”
(25:10) When you’ve done it to death…
(27:30) Six months is a reasonable trial for a DD
(29:00) In a parallel universe…

Links:

June Kress Consulting: www.junekressconsulting.com
Chris Rutledge: www.friendshipplace.org

 

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