Category Archives: fundraising

Fund Raising–What’s It All About?

What part of fundraising does not make sense?  It is the things you do to raise funds for your fabulous organization so it can do the important things it does.  It should be something you are proud to do; something … Continue reading

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Chasing Your Tail

Meet Tramp, the newest canine member of our family.  Like all our dogs, he’s sweet, funny, and—hey, he is a border collie—smart.  Unlike any of our other dogs, he is also a tail chaser.  I can’t tell if he thinks … Continue reading

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Meeting Your Fundraising Challenge

Typing with only my left hand is hard.  But teaching dictation software to understand your speech patterns takes a lot of time. As does re-working how you write.  Speaking and typing are, I think, different.  Any way I slice this, … Continue reading

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The stories we tell

There I was, standing with my two dogs on leash, minding my own business.  Of course, I should have been paying attention, but I was lost in my own world.  Into that world quite suddenly, came a skateboarder.  My dogs … Continue reading

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How a Culture of Philanthropy Can Improve Donor Retention

You know this.  Sixty percent of the donors who make a first-time gift to your organization, never make a second.  And every year thereafter, about 35% of your donors stop giving to you. There appears to be two typical responses … Continue reading

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