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She had been in her job—one she loved and did well—for a number of years. It was time, she thought, to improve her work status. She applied for, and eventually got, a job with a better title and a nice … Continue reading
When you find yourself at a meeting with a donor, do you ask that donor for another gift or do you ask the donor questions that will allow you to get to know him or her better? This may sound … Continue reading
In Elmore Leonard’s Get Shorty, loan shark Chili Palmer is always telling his “clients” to “look at me.” It’s advice fundraisers would do well to follow, especially when they are talking to donors. Not too long ago, a client asked … Continue reading
When I first started doing fundraising workshops—about a decade ago—I was dismayed to discover that the most basic of all things fundraising wasn’t happening. Indeed, at one workshop there were 35 discrete organizations represented. “How many of you,” I asked, … Continue reading