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- Three Things that Bother Me About Our Industry–#1—Leadership Will Not Raise Money.
- Not Asking Donors? Don’t blame the Major Gift Officer
- Events: What are they good for?
- Trust the Process
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #5 – How Well Did You Thank & Report Back To Your Donors?
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #4 – Review Your Use of Time
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #3 – Analyze Your Strategies – Did They Work?
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #2 – Review The Performance Of Each Donor On Your Caseload
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #1 – Review Your Caseload And Take Action
Category Archives: Impact
There is not a non-profit on the face of the earth that has a need. Not one. Think about it. What need does a non-profit have? Well, you could argue that a non-profit needs money, talent, publicity, gifts in kind, … Continue reading
You heard your mother say it and most of the time it was true. She would say, “If you don’t (insert desired behavior) then you will (insert promised consequence).” And you either learned to believe it when she said it … Continue reading
You have by now, hopefully, gotten yourself into the need. If you don’t know what I am talking about here, please read the two posts that precede this one. You’re personally into the need. You are at the scene. You … Continue reading
In a previous post, I mentioned that I had taken part recently in a one-day retreat with 12 MGO’s. Lots of cool stuff came out of that retreat, but this topic was by far the most interesting and I thought … Continue reading
“It sounds like you’re cooking the books,” I said. And the executive director went absolutely nuts. I wasn’t surprised because I had been in this conversation hundreds of times before. But I had to tell it like I saw it. … Continue reading
I was surprised after my last post that I didn’t have any challenges as to why ratios within reason are a good thing. So, I’ll just be my own devil’s advocate. Of course, ratios that are reasonable make sense. I’m … Continue reading
Picture this. You’re sitting around with your colleagues in the conference room and the “boss” tells everyone that they have to figure out what percentage of the newsletter or the latest appeal can be “counted” as education because your fundraising … Continue reading
Reason #8—Most Non-Profits are NOT donor-centered. I don’t think there are two words that are spoken more often in our industry than “donor-centered.” Or is that just one big word?…doesn’t matter, you hear it all the time. I hear it … Continue reading