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The eblast started by announcing “Save (our Organization)” then mentioned a matching fund challenge. That was good; matching funds work. But they work best when the appeal is also enticing. Save us sounds too much like, “We are so bad … Continue reading
The other night I was the speaker at a Junior League general membership meeting. My topic was about the fundraising ask. But even before I got up to talk, one of the members gave the best workshop on why asking … Continue reading
Technology. I love it. I hate it. It’s made keeping in touch so much easier. It’s made being meaningful about those touches so much more difficult. That’s a minor problem when you are talking about your personal network. It’s a … Continue reading
My daughter is 41 years old. In 7th and 8th grade she went to a private school that turned out to be the only school in her educational career that she enjoyed. After she moved on to high school, I … Continue reading