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Tag Archives: Joy
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
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
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
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
Every once in a while it’s good to stop and look at yourself carefully to evaluate how you are doing in your major gift job. Jeff and I find that there are many MGO’s in very good organizations who just … Continue reading
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
If you have been reading this series, you’ll understand that building a culture of philanthropy is really hard work. No doubt about it. But, if your organization wants to survive over the next decade, it’s absolutely necessary. So far, I’ve … Continue reading
Do you know your organization’s story? Do you know how it began and why it exists? Have you ever considered why people support your organization? When I ask these questions of staff at non-profits I’m amazed at how many can’t … Continue reading
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
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