Posts tagged ‘Penelope Burk’

The Networked Fundraiser

In the Wall Street Journal recently, Sue Shellenbarger interviewed experts and networkers who were trying to improve their performance about their best practices. Here’s the plan they described, organized in nine easy steps.

Continue Reading October 21, 2015 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Fundraising as a Manipulation??

Dear reader, I am hoping you share my shock and awe. Literally my jaw dropped. In many decades of fundraising, I have never heard a comment like this nor did the thought of donor manipulation ever go through my mind as part of moves management, strategy or donor-centric fundraising.

Continue Reading July 15, 2014 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Cygnus Donor Survey 2012

The latest issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy (June 28) has some great information on fearless fundraising ideas. Recently the philanthropic conversation has been around the recent release of the Giving USA annual report. I have been more interested in the why and how of moving forward fearlessly, that the statistics. ‘Cause somethings gotta give!

Continue Reading June 25, 2012 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Stewarding Our Donors – Communication by Another Name!

Penelope Burk has released some preliminary information from the fourth annual Cygnus Donor Survey. The last survey question is always a doozy – What could unleash your philanthropy at a whole new level? And wouldn’t we all like the answer to THAT one!

Continue Reading March 19, 2012 at 10:08 am Leave a comment


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