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Our sector is buffeted by change, and looking for ways to make sense of it all. Once in a while, we take a break from raising millions to offer up our two cents-worth.

Winning The November Election Requires A Complete Reexamination Of The Volunteer Experience.

June 6th, 2020|

The most important US Presidential campaign in our history is fast approaching and campaigns are going to require an army of volunteers to get out the vote.  As a volunteer, I’m concerned!         Covid-19 has upended [...]

The Sierra Club’s unique approach to helping pandemic fighting frontline organizations. Give them direct access to the Club’s donors.

May 27th, 2020|

It’s rather unprecedented for nonprofits to share their donors with other organizations but the Sierra Club broke all the norms by asking its members to give directly to frontline organizations two weeks into the pandemic.   [...]

“A Year From Now You May Wish You Started Today.”* How to Approach 2020.

January 6th, 2020|

January 2020 is the time to act!   Giving trends for 2019 will be out soon.  If the trend is anything like last year the trends are very troubling.  Non profits who pay attention and act [...]

The Unanticipated Benefits of Engaging a Fundraising Consultant

September 12th, 2019|

Fundraising is challenging under any circumstance, whether it’s to sustain the operations of a nonprofit or to launch a campaign for growth and expansion. So, why should an organization consider engaging a consultant when so [...]

Please be my guest – the Jeffersonian Dinner Part I of II

March 31st, 2019|

Please be my guest …… The Jeffersonian Dinner is a perfect way for non-profit organizations to build constituencies of support. Part I of II Can you imagine an engaged group of dinner guests like the [...]

Pop the question – the Jeffersonian Dinner Part II of II

March 31st, 2019|

Pop the questions The Jeffersonian Dinner is a perfect way for non-profit organizations to build constituencies of support. Part II of II My first foray into Jeffersonian Dinners some 16 years ago resulted in the [...]

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