Tag Archives: Impact

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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Do You HAVE needs or do you MEET needs?

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

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Are YOU Looking for a Job?—Part 2.

Okay, the last time I wrote about 7 qualities you want to see in organizations before you say YES to working with them. There was a LOT of feedback and energy from many people on this subject.  Thanks for all … Continue reading

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Are YOUR Donors Volunteering?

As most of you probably know, there is a lot of data out there regarding volunteers being some of your best donors and donors being some of your best volunteers. Many non-profits spend a lot of time, energy and money … Continue reading

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy; A Six-Part Series: #6—Practical Ideas to Start Implementing Today.

I hope that through this series you have begun to understand how important it is to develop a healthy, vibrant culture of philanthropy in your organization.  Actually, it’s beyond important.  Richard and I believe that it will be crucial if … Continue reading

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy: A Six-Part Series; #2—The Donor as Part of Your Mission.

It was one of my worst days ever as a fundraiser.  Being young and ambitious, I was going to show my boss that I could bring in the money.  Besides, the board member I was about to ambush that day … Continue reading

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy, A Six-Part Series: What Does it Look Like?

Okay, I’m admittedly killing two birds with one stone here.  Next week Richard and I  have scheduled a virtual conference with Fundraising Success magazine on the topic of “The Culture of Philanthropy” and since I have to prepare for that … Continue reading

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