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Surviving the Existential Crisis

I am, my sister wrote to me, “stuck in an existential crisis.” I know exactly what she means. I wake up each morning, dreading what the news will be.  What fresh indignity.  What calamity or threat to my core beliefs. And … Continue reading

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Increasing Your Fundraising Potential

Benchmark this year’s fundraising results and explore your potential for 2017 by taking advantage of the latest data set on contributions raised by the Philanthropy 400, The Chronicle’s list of the U.S. charities that raise the most from private sources.  … Continue reading

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The Seasons of Our Discontent

Talk long enough to anyone in the nonprofit sector, and you are likely to find a measure of discontent;  a sense that things aren’t, somehow, what we hoped they would be. I don’t actually think that this much different than … Continue reading

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Making It Count

“Can’t make our meeting tomorrow,” my client said. “My board member set up a meeting with a potential donor.” OK, so now I have mixed emotions. Great that the board member set up a meeting. Not so great that it … Continue reading

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The Board and Fundraising

The Executive Director was afraid that if he brought me to the board retreat to talk with the board about their fundraising responsibilities, they would feel dissed and he would seem ungrateful for the work they do do. Does any … Continue reading

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