Tag Archives: Joy

Not Asking Donors? Don’t blame the Major Gift Officer

If you are afraid to ask someone for money you should not be involved in major gift fundraising.  That sounds pretty logical, right?  Yet, when Richard and I get involved in helping non-profits with their major gift programs, we find … Continue reading

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Outstanding 2013–#5—Move Forward

New Year’s resolutions can be powerful.  They can either take you to a new place in life or have the power to make you feel like a complete loser. Over the years I have made dozens of New Year’s resolutions.  … Continue reading

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Outstanding 2013–#4—Practice Gratitude

You may be thinking, “Practicing gratitude? How do you practice gratitude? Don’t you just show gratitude?” Well, yes and no.  Yes, you can show gratitude toward another person, but the kind of gratitude I’m talking about requires discipline.  “Gosh, Jeff, … Continue reading

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Outstanding 2013–#2—Prioritize Your Life

How many times during the day do you find yourself in the middle of something you and stop and say, “Why am I doing this?”  Or, as you look back over the last month or last year, how many things … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2012—How did YOU do on those Resolutions?

Wow, can you believe 2012 is about to come to a close?  I can’t.  This year has just flown by.  Naturally, at this point in December, I begin to think about all that has happened this past year and then … Continue reading

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They Spoke Well Of Me

When you sum up all that you have done this year, will the overwhelming opinion be that you did well?  I hope that’s true for you.  I also hope that’s true for me. When Jeff and I think about major … Continue reading

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Getting The Heart Along With The Cash

“I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Several posts ago I told you that the giving and getting of gifts is a difficult thing for me. Here’s why. I was sent … Continue reading

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