Tag Archives: donors

Stupid Stewardship Steps

This morning, as I was trying to think of something to blog about, I got the following email (with names redacted): The subject line was Information about your 2016 donation to (our organization) The email itself went on to say:  … Continue reading

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Turn Your Donors into Fans

Typically, I don’t think much about the companies/stores/ vendors with whom I do business.  Unless they really antagonize me.  Or are especially wonderful to work with. Waterfield Designs is one such company. Free Conference Call  is another. SFBags I just love … Continue reading

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Who Cares?

“We don’t,” the potential client said, “have individuals who will fund us. ”  “Really?  Why do you say that?” “Well,” she answered, “the people we serve are poor, as is the community in which we are located.” “OK.  So what … Continue reading

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Join With Me

You know this: Successful fundraising is about building relationships. And the best relationships are those between peers. That’s why volunteers are so critical to fund development and why organizations where Board members are partners in the development process are the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Ira Glass

Dear Ira Glass, Like millions of others, I’m a big fan. And like too many of those others, I’m embarrassed to admit that I don’t support This American Life. I listen to the podcast at the gym, and delight in … Continue reading

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