CAPITAL VENTURE, CEO/President
Originally published on the "Grant Station" website as part of "The Foundation for Success" Series
How many times has a well meaning board member or volunteer come to one of your board meetings and offered this sage advice — “We should do a
(golf tournament, gala dinner dance, art auction, walk-a-thon, etc.) because (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the hospital, etc.) did one
and raised $100,000”?
Before the meetings ends, the whole board or committee is caught up in “event fever” and has the invitations designed,
the flowers ordered, and the T-shirt sponsors listed. And there you are, the new development officer, trying to meet grant deadlines,
straighten out the donor database, and organize the other events that your organization is currently conducting. Read more