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.

What Do Great Fundraisers and Journalists Have in Common?

August 18th, 2016|

It wasn’t until I became a consultant that I realized the parallels between great fundraisers and great journalists.  Over the years, as I have interviewed board members, staff and donor prospects I always think about [...]

Seven Reasons Why Your Donors Have Stopped Giving To You and Are Giving to Someone Else

January 17th, 2016|

Strategies for boards and staff to keep your donors from slipping away. Why do organizations let donor relationships lapse when it costs so much to secure new ones?   Consider these real life scenarios: Your [...]

Will the 2016 political campaign affect charitable giving?

February 19th, 2016|

Could nonprofits suffer a loss of image – and gifts -- by being confused with the “social welfare organizations” designed to funnel contributions into electing politicians and affecting legislation? I am concerned. If you are [...]

“I don’t wanna die. I’d rather dance my life away.” Prince died without a will.

May 1st, 2016|

It’s hard to believe for a man with such business savvy, surrounded by teams of lawyers and business managers. It’s more regrettable for a man with compassion, who understood some of the grimmest realities of [...]

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