Tag Archives: Joy

I Can’t Ask Again!!

Your major donor has just given in the last month or last several weeks and you are now turning your attention to the donors on your caseload who have not given so far this calendar year. This is good. But … Continue reading

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Are YOU Looking for a Job?—A Two-Part Series

Many times in our blog, Richard and I have written about the qualities an MGO or development professional should possess to be considered great, or at least be on the short list for being hired. I want to turn that … Continue reading

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What To Do When A Donor Won’t Talk To You

  I think the phrase “talk to the hand” is so funny. While it may be a little off-putting or rude, the fact is that if someone says “talk to the hand” to you, it could simply mean that he … Continue reading

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No Vision – No Gift

I will never forget what happened to the MGO when he went to meet with the owner of a very large company in California, asked for a gift and the donor said, “When you have something that has some vision … Continue reading

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What Great Major Gift Management Looks Like—A Three-Part Series

One of the greatest things about the work that Richard and I are fortunate to do is that we get know so many different people.  We’ve witnessed many diverse styles and personalities at work in major gift fundraising and how … Continue reading

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Amid All the Noise, Can YOU Listen?

Well, tomorrow, if you haven’t already done so, you will finally get to cast your ballot in the presidential election.  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this campaign season to be over.  I feel like I’ve been … Continue reading

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Getting out of Your Ruts

I was a junior in college at the time.  I was studying to be a history teacher.  I was miserable.  Everyday I would drive to classes, take notes on the French Revolution or “The Best Practices for Teachers” and go … Continue reading

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