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- Three Things that Bother Me About Our Industry–#1—Leadership Will Not Raise Money.
- Not Asking Donors? Don’t blame the Major Gift Officer
- Events: What are they good for?
- Trust the Process
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #5 – How Well Did You Thank & Report Back To Your Donors?
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #4 – Review Your Use of Time
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #3 – Analyze Your Strategies – Did They Work?
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #2 – Review The Performance Of Each Donor On Your Caseload
- Five Things You Must Do At The Beginning of This Calendar Year #1 – Review Your Caseload And Take Action
Tag Archives: Results
I’m going to be blunt. A lack of accountability is where it all goes wrong in major gift fundraising. Left to their own devices, many major gift officers just do NOT stay focused…and they fail. It’s not their fault. … Continue reading
Six Things You can Do This Summer to Help You Win in the 4th Quarter! Summertime Lesson #1: Create New Plans for Donors Behind Goal
“Summertime, and the living is easy…” I love that song from the musical, Porgy and Bess. Unfortunately, I run into too many folks during the summer who actually put this into practice in their major gift work. Now, I understand. … Continue reading
If you are new to the Passionate Giving blog, back in late December I wrote a series on New Year’s Resolutions. One of the resolutions was to make sure that in 2012 you are working from a strategic plan. Well…how’s … Continue reading
I have to admit that growth of any kind is a drug I find hard to resist. Think about it. If your child is growing, what is wrong with that? If you are growing intellectually or emotionally, it really isn’t … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time. Why is it that a good cause starts good and then, over time, goes bad? Why do some really good organizations, at their birth, have such wonderful energy, purpose and … Continue reading
We have all had managers we love and those we dislike. I have finally figured out that the ones I did not like were those who misused their power. There’s a Greek Proverb that says: “The measure of a leader … Continue reading
The call came in around 10:30 that morning. The MGO could barely contain herself. And I could hardly understand what she was saying. The call was electric – and for good reason. “I can’t believe it!” she said. And then … Continue reading