Tag Archives: values

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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Why People Give

The young development director was waxing eloquent, talking about how incredible her organization’s mission was and how they would only have to get the word out to see the money pouring in. I almost didn’t have the heart to disabuse … Continue reading

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The Rights of Fundraising

The best definition I ever saw about successful fundraising is that it is the right person, asking the right prospect, for the right amount, at the right time, for the right project, in the right way. You might note that … Continue reading

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Values Based Fundraising

In 1988, I fell into a fundraising job and felt that I quite literally had died and gone to heaven. What could be better than to spend my days with interesting people, learning about their dreams and desires, sharing stories … Continue reading

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