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Fundraising: Tom's Give or Get Policy Rant!

Updated: May 16, 2023

5:00 min. Many nonprofit boards have "Give and Get" fundraising policies for its board members. But is this an effective policy? In this video, Tom goes on an informative and entertaining rant about why the Give and Get policy is a failed one, and why the "Give and Help Get" is a better alternative.









Tom Iselin

“America’s Best Board Retreat and Strategic Planning Facilitator”


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Tom Iselin has built four sector-leading nonprofits and four foundations. He’s written six books, sits on six boards, and hosts a video blog and podcast. Each year, Tom speaks to more than 5,000 nonprofit leaders at conferences across the country. He is considered America's best board retreat and strategic planning facilitator and is a leading authority on high-performance nonprofits, and his impact on the industry has been featured on CNN, Nightline, and in Newsweek.


Tom is the president of First Things First, a business specializing in board development retreats, strategic planning, fundraising, executive coaching, and speaking. To relax, he loves mountain biking, hiking, skiing, tennis, and baking.


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