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Time to Refresh

I’m in my 8th year of consulting. That’s much longer than I’ve stayed at any other job. Not surprising for a fundraiser—we stay, on average, for 16 months, then move on to greener pastures. Greener pastures is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Talking Themselves Into A Gift

When I first began facilitating trainings, my audience–like me–were mostly boomers. Learning, we believed, came from lectures given by experts. And, I confess, I loved being the expert. At first I followed the time honored procedure: lecture then time for … 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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When I Win A MacArthur

What would I do if I were to win a MacArthur Genius Grant (which I just learned really should be called a MacArthur Fellowship)?  It’s an idle thought, but one I have every year when the winners are named.  My … Continue reading

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Online Overload

More than a decade ago, my friend and colleague Bo Morton and I created an online grants class.  The class, which is offered through a large online class provider  is very much of its time—all text and no moving parts. … Continue reading

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