Tag Archives: Stewardship

Are YOU Prepared?

Hurricane Sandy literally dropped by my front door this week.  A large tree across the street came down and landed inches from our house.  It was a close call and we were lucky.  Unfortunately we are still without electricity.  Thankfully … Continue reading

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MGO Self Assessment – A Six Part Series: #6 – Do You Make Your Donors Feel Special?

DO I REALLY MATTER? That’s the question each of the donors on your caseload is asking? “Do I really matter?” And there are a thousand ways to tell them they don’t, not the least of which is not knowing who … Continue reading

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MGO Assessment – A Six Part Series: #2 – How Well Do You Manage Your Work?

OK, so you have a pile of stuff to do and hardly any time to do it all.  How do you manage it? It’s always good to stop and reflect on this point.  You can be so busy DOING that … Continue reading

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy: A Six-Part Series; #2—The Donor as Part of Your Mission.

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

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Transporting Your Donor To The Scene Series: Next Steps: Now That Your Donor Is On The Scene

You have successfully taken your donor into the need.  You know this is true because it has changed her.  She is keenly aware of what the need is, the cause of that need and the consequence of the need not … Continue reading

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Transporting Your Donor To The Scene Series: Why We Have Trouble Talking About The Need

In this series on Transporting Your Donor To The Scene we have been talking about need, how to identify it, how to identify the cause of it and how to document what will happen if the need is not met. … Continue reading

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Transporting Your Donor To The Scene Series: Documenting What Will Happen If The Need Is Not Met

You heard your mother say it and most of the time it was true. She would say, “If you don’t (insert desired behavior) then you will (insert promised consequence).” And you either learned to believe it when she said it … Continue reading

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