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I started my fundraising career after years of being in sales. Mostly commission-based sales. It had been beaten into me that the first cardinal sin was to leave money on the table. So I was confused when I heard fundraising … Continue reading
Why is it that so often we focus on the negative? I was reading the evaluations of a workshop I recently did and most were really favorable. But there was one—there is always one—that made me want to pack up … Continue reading
In my last blog, I took storytelling to task. Lots of people emailed me, mostly—a bit to my surprise—agreeing completely. Then a friend and valued colleague email to add what she called her “two cents.” Her boss does not like … Continue reading
Over the past several years, storytelling has become the hot topic for many development offices. Every conference I’ve been attending has some session on storytelling. Board and staff practice stories. Obsess about having stories. Worry they don’t have the right … Continue reading