My guest for this episode is Ellen Bristol. Ellen founded Bristol Strategy Group in 1995 after a 20-year career in corporate sales. She quickly transitioned to the nonprofit sector, where she has become a thought leader in fundraising management and now has over 20 years experience. Ellen created the SMART Way™, a training and consulting solution that improves fundraising results and productivity continuously.

She is the author of Fundraising the SMART Way: Predictable, Consistent Income for Your Charity and co-author of The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong with Your Fundraising and How You Can Fix It!  You can learn more about Ellen at

We talk about the role of the board in fundraising and how the board and staff work it out together. How should the board think about its role relative to staff’s? That and more!

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