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Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Outstanding 2013–#5—Move Forward

New Year’s resolutions can be powerful.  They can either take you to a new place in life or have the power to make you feel like a complete loser. Over the years I have made dozens of New Year’s resolutions.  … 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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Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Outstanding 2013–#2—Prioritize Your Life

How many times during the day do you find yourself in the middle of something you and stop and say, “Why am I doing this?”  Or, as you look back over the last month or last year, how many things … Continue reading

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for an Outstanding 2013–#1 Take Time for Reflection

Sometimes it feels like time is going so fast that a week or even a month has gone by and I have no idea how it happened.  Do you ever feel like that? Our world seems like it’s speeding up … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2012—How did YOU do on those Resolutions?

Wow, can you believe 2012 is about to come to a close?  I can’t.  This year has just flown by.  Naturally, at this point in December, I begin to think about all that has happened this past year and then … Continue reading

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Getting The Heart Along With The Cash

“I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Several posts ago I told you that the giving and getting of gifts is a difficult thing for me. Here’s why. I was sent … Continue reading

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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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There is Joy in Suffering

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”    -Rumi  I don’t like pain.  For most of my life I’ve either denied or avoided suffering.  Pain and suffering are things I have to consciously invite into my life or … 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 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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