Category Archives: fundraising

Making the Most of A Bad Situation

Three weeks after we came home the mythologizing began. A few months after that, the (yet another ) miserable apartment became the thing of stories. Like the placein Rome where, if you didn’t squeegee the walls daily, moss would grow. What … Continue reading

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Think Big, But (Sometimes) Act Small

As the two ends of the rubberized bar touched each other, I remembered how, back in October, I could barely bend it at all.  I couldn’t hold a 2-1/2-pound weight, while now I have no problems with 10-12 pounders. Not too … Continue reading

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Move Your Fundraising From Mired to Inspired

About 15 years ago, when I was the Executive Director of a Community College Foundation, I attended the annual conference for the California Community College Foundations. At that time, most of us were offices of one (or part of one as … Continue reading

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Help Your Donors!

Okay.  Now I am irritated. I tried, really hard, to make a charitable gift online.  A renewed gift, I might add.  But after 3 tries, I gave up.  I care a lot about this organization, and I will feel awful … Continue reading

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Getting Closer to Your Prospects and Donors

It’s that time of the year when we tend to reflect about what has and hasn’t occurred in the past 12 months.  A time to consider what you’ve done; what worked, what didn’t.  And what you haven’t done.  And what … Continue reading

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