Videos

SUCCESSFUL ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

From receiving gifts to student recruitment, educational institutions need a strong alumni relations program to be successful. With a decades long career in alumni and advancement in higher education, Joan Bahner shares how you can grow and sustain your alumni engagement.

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DON'T BUILD SILOS

Growing up in northern Indiana, Senior Consultant David Snow knows about silos. While silos are an effective tool for farming, silos within a nonprofit organization result in lost opportunity. In this video blog, David shares how your nonprofit can break down the silos.

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FOUR KEYS TO MAKING A GOOD PRESENTATION

Presentations, whether before an individual or a group, require thought and preparation. You must know your audience, your setting and your story. In this video blog, senior consultant Harry Chapman provides four tips to make sure your presentation delivers.

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WHY A FEASIBILITY STUDY

Senior consultant Kathy Gaston shares personal experience about how taking the time to conduct a feasibility study can lead to greater campaign success. Most organizations suppose they know their constituent’s desires and capacity. Professional outside counsel, however, can assess perception, availability of campaign leaders and gift ranges in a way an internal development team cannot. Lighthouse Counsel recommends a feasibility study ahead of a campaign.

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FROM THE HEART

In this video blog, Jeff recounts a time he noticed a speaker going off script and his success in doingso. Jeff has found that while it’s important to be prepared, going off script and relating to youraudience by speaking from the heart allows you to make the necessary connection with your donors.

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3 KEYS TO NONPROFIT BOARD SUCCESS

Jeff Jowdy shares the 3 keys to nonprofit board success in this Lighthouse Counsel video blog!

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FUNDRAISING AND FOOTBALL

In this video blog, Lighthouse Counsel President Jeff Jowdy and Senior Consultant Karen Kemp discuss 11 similarities between fundraising and football.

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7 DEADLY SINS OF FUNDRAISING

Jeff Jowdy shares a story from his fundraising career that illustrates the 7 deadliest sins of fundraising.

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5 NONPROFIT LESSONS

What happens when you break your ankle and don’t listen to your doctors? You learn a few lessons about nonprofit leadership.

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CAL TURNER JR.

“Conversation with a Philanthropist” features Cal Turner, Jr., chairman of the Cal Turner Family Foundation (former president and chairman of Dollar General) and Jeff Jowdy, president of Lighthouse Counsel.

In this inspiring interview, Cal Turner, Jr. shares insight on his philanthropic endeavors. He also discusses his experience through Dollar General and recounts a time when his father, Cal Turner, Sr., helped him understand the meaning of philanthropy and the importance of serving others.

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