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Clarity and Consistency

I spent close to 40 years managing staff. It wasn’t my strongest suit. I was good at what needed to be done, but not so good at getting my staff to do it—probably because I wanted, always, for it to … Continue reading

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Fundraising–Just Do It

Somedays I feel as if I am a broken record. And surely, I’ve written this posting again and again. What else is there to say about fundraising? It’s about relationships. It must be intentional. Consistently and clarity are all important. … Continue reading

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Be SMART About Your Development Director

“I don’t want to whine,” my client said as soon as I said hello, “But, can I whine?” Sure. What’s a coach for?   But she didn’t whine. She just asked a really reasonable question: How can I do a good … Continue reading

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Board Members and Fundraising

Board members are not good fundraisers, a survey from Board Source says. Well, duh. Most of my clients—staff and board members alike—would agree. Much of my work, in fact, is about helping board members to become better at fundraising. And … Continue reading

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Urgency Trumps Crisis Fundraising

  Urgency is an important part of fundraising. Crisis is a whole ‘nother thing. Getting your donors to feel that they need to give now raises excitement as well as money. Having them feel that you need them to give … Continue reading

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