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The Moral Bucket List by David Brooks

This is a MUST read – do you know the difference between resumé and eulogy virtues?

Continue Reading April 15, 2015 at 11:06 am 2 comments

Rejection: A Lesson in Fundraising Resiliency

This conversation about donors saying “No”, rejection and resiliency, started when I saw the TedXBarnard given by Barbara Corcoran of NYC real estate and Shark Tank fame. Just because a donor or prospect says “no” doesn’t mean we walk away from them. After a donor meeting that didn’t go as expected what did you learn?

Continue Reading July 10, 2014 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Delighting in the Weird

Dontcha just love getting Seth Godin’s posts via email? Sunday was Delight in the Weird. Well he had me at “weird”. I always considered myself an outlier or weirdo…I read his blog and usually find a way to apply it to my fundraising, nonprofit work. This post is no exception.

Continue Reading January 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm Leave a comment

I’ve Been Crying

FeeBee and I had a great many great years together. Fortunately, or not, her passing was quick and I hope painless. She was fine one day and not the next. While it is hard to have to make the decision, it was the best one for her – although not for me.

Continue Reading March 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Nonprofit and Fundraising Finds

I have aggregated news and info I have found useful to our work as nonprofit professionals and fundraisers. Great info from Pamela Grow, Clay Myers-Bowman, Beth Kanter and more….

Continue Reading September 5, 2012 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

Infographics – Fundraising – Nonprofit Ideas

Recently I have found some great infographics telling a great story as well as sharing advice. Links are here to give credit where credit is due! All graphics have been posted to my Pinterest.

Continue Reading August 13, 2012 at 4:14 am Leave a comment

Thank You Seth Godin! Engagement Tips for Nonprofits

I am still coming off the high of information and action from #MCON2012 and then this post Feet on the Street from Seth Godin appeared today. Seth has shared some great tips for us nonprofiteers. An organization (read nonprofit) with feet on the street and alert and regular attention to detail can build more trust and develop better relationships than one than hits and runs.

Continue Reading July 26, 2012 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

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