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Stewardship Matters

Honk if you’ve ever given a charitable gift and never got a thank you.  Hear that cacophony? And how many of you have made a gift, gotten a thank you and then the next time you heard from the organization … Continue reading

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Stewardship Matters

When I first started doing fundraising workshops—about a decade ago—I was dismayed to discover that the most basic of all things fundraising wasn’t happening.  Indeed, at one workshop there were 35 discrete organizations represented. “How many of you,” I asked, … Continue reading

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Thank You, I Think

As I read the thank you letter the nonprofit had sent as the result ofmy gift, I thought about thanking a friend for a present. I certainly wouldn’t start that, “On behalf of my husband, myself and our two dogs….” … Continue reading

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The Effects of Gratitude

In the recent Slate Political Gabfest, John Dickerson talked about a study that showed the positive effects of gratitude.  Participants were asked to critique someone’s cover letter.  Those who simply received an acknowledgement of the work they did were far less … Continue reading

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