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What Great Major Gift Management Looks Like, #2—Accountability

  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

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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

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How Are Your Plans Coming Along?—1st Quarter Check-In

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

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Six Reasons Non-Profits Fail: Reason #6, Growth Becomes the Objective vs. Greatness

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

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Six Reasons Why Non-Profits Fail-An Introduction

  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

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The Six Boring Indispensables of Major Gifts – #5: Pursuing Management Values

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

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The Five Steps of Proposal Writing – Step #5: Do The Ask

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

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