Monthly Archives: August 2013

How are You Using Generous?

Last week, my friend and fellow fundraising blogger, Mary Cahalane, posted about words and phrases that need to be discontinued in communications with supporters.  Shortly after, my good friend, author, and blogger, Michael Rosen, followed with his own post of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Bridges

A few years ago, an old friend of mine and I had a difference of opinion on a matter of politics.  After a few terse exchanges on Facebook, I found that my old friend had unfriended me on the popular … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things that make the Relationship Last

About this time last year, I wrote a post entitled “Giving Credit to those who Influenced Me the Most”, which I recently reposted when I moved my archived posts to WordPress.  It was a letter of love about my parents … Continue reading

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Giving Credit to those who Influenced Me the Most

As I write this, my parents are celebrating their 55th anniversary.  Five years ago, I was back home celebrating their 50th with family and friends at a big event, and I wish I were back to help them celebrate this … Continue reading

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Coffee with John

A little over a decade ago, I took what started as a seasonal job with a locally owned company, but because I liked the company I ended up sticking with it in hopes of moving up the corporate ladder.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Bandages or Cures?

To be honest, this blog started out to be about a different topic.  I planned to write about a provocative conversation started by one of my contacts on Linked In last fall, but after reviewing the comments, one really stood … Continue reading

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How Well and How Often Do You Communicate with Your Partners?

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” Strother Martin as the Captain in Cool Hand Luke The nonprofit organizations I know that struggle to attract new supporters and cultivate growing donor support share the same problem.  They have a problem … Continue reading

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