#Fundraising via Seth Godin


I loved this post from Seth “What Investors Want”. But I thought it applied to fundraisers as well. See my track changes to his original blog post.

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I Moved to Melbourne….Australia!


I moved to Melbourne Australia! So excited for a new city, climate and job!

Continue Reading 27/01/2016 at 16:00 4 comments

New Year’s Theme 2016


My 2016 theme for your consideration. Join me in the dance won’t you?

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Your Best (#Fundraising) Self


Our best selves allows our passion to shine. And sometimes it means leaving an organization that does not allow us to be our best selves

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Gratitude – It’s not about the Money


Donors love and support your mission with passion. THAT is what we want to be grateful for. Our thank you notes, donor communications and end of year best wishes should be about their passion for our work and sharing how our work worked to make a difference.

Continue Reading 16/12/2015 at 14:46 2 comments

An Open Letter to the Board of Directors


It was nice of you to quickly approve our 2010 budget and my fundraising plan. I thought when you approved it you understood you have some responsibility in our success (and failure.) In case you didn’t notice, the budget calls for the Board to raise 10% of our income. My fundraising plan offers many opportunities for you to participate and I am here to help lead and support your efforts.

Continue Reading 04/12/2015 at 10:15 4 comments

An Open Letter to Our Director of Development


We were really excited when we hired you. Mostly because we knew you would do all the fundraising. We thought having a full-time fundraiser on staff would mean we would instantly raise more money. We expected, with your skills, our fundraising events and letters would be more successful than before.

Continue Reading 03/12/2015 at 09:55 2 comments

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