Board Development

21 May 2024   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   “The systems you have in place right now either were created or evolved on their own to support the current status quo. If you want to change the status quo, you need to change the systems that support...

  15 August 2023   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   I’ve got Board directors on my mind this morning. I’m working with several groups experiencing cultural issues related to Board versus staff roles. This is tough stuff, and it bears dragging it out in the open. Organizations do not...

  4 April 2023   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   Just about every organization I am working with is dealing with the DEI question. Conservation is too white, too male, too educated, too elite. How can we get our boards to look more like our communities? For nearly...

  19 April 2022   By David Allen, Development for Conservation   For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing about communicating with donors. We’re Outreaching; Are We Succeeding? Communicating with “People Who Give Money” Four Common Communications Failures I See Too Frequently   And as I explained last week, communication has been on...