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The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution by Michael Solomon, Laurence A. Pagnoni

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CHAPTER TEN

FORMING POWERFUL LEADERSHIP COUNCILS

THROUGHOUT THIS BOOK WE'VE DISCUSSED a host of different ways to increase fundraising for your nonprofit. One of the best ways, though not always the easiest, is a special power that all charities possess; a trait that is often overlooked even though it is shared with, among others, the Wizard of Oz. I'm talking about the power to convey legitimacy upon others. This is done in the nonprofit world through leadership councils.

A leadership council is a group of individuals outside of your board (though some of them may also be board members) who fulfill a number of special functions for your agency. Unlike your board members who assume a governance responsibility, the council is a nongovernance ...

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