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We’ve Moved!!

Hey folks, Richard and I wanted you to know that our Passionate Giving blog site has moved to a different location.  We’ve had the new site up since the end of January.  You can view the new blog site here http://veritusgroup.com/passionate-giving-blog/ … Continue reading

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Trust the Process

Recently, I was sitting across the table from the CEO of a very large non-profit we work with.  He said, “Jeff, tell me how our MGOs are doing.”  “Well”, I said, “all of your MGOs have exceeded their revenue goals … Continue reading

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Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #5 – How Well Did You Thank & Report Back To Your Donors?

“Thank you”, according to the dictionary, “is a conventional expression of gratitude”.  I would suppose that if I do not feel thankful or say the words, “thank you”, that I am not really grateful. I have thought about this quite … Continue reading

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Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #2 – Review The Performance Of Each Donor On Your Caseload

I will never forget the meeting I had with an MGO one day last year in late January. I had asked him to come to our meeting prepared to review how each of his donors had performed in the year … Continue reading

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Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #1 – Review Your Caseload And Take Action

The year has closed.  And now you know several things about your caseload: You know who didn’t give. You know who gave more than before. You know who you expected to give but didn’t and you don’t know why. You … Continue reading

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Outstanding 2013–#3—Do Less.

You might be reading the title to this blog post and seriously wondering if I’ve gone off the deep end. Do less?  Yes, that is my third New Year’s resolution for 2013.  Will you join me?  Here’s what I’m getting … Continue reading

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Will YOU survive December?

If you are like many fundraisers, December is the biggest month of the year for you and your non-profit.  This can put a ton of pressure and stress on you.  You’ve got year-end giving and goals to meet, events and … Continue reading

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