Monthly Archives: September 2013

What Are You Doing with Your Donor Lists?

I used to work for a well known catalog company ten years ago.  The company had three separate catalogs at the time.  If a customer called with an order for one, I would ask if they would be interested in … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of What You Do When You Do It

Being Wednesday, I took part in one of my favorite midweek professional activities, #Fundchat.  For those not acquainted with #Fundchat, it is a weekly discussion held by fundraising professionals on Twitter.  A topic is chosen by the moderator, Brendan Kinney, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Rest on your Laurels

So, after months of work and planning, your fundraising effort is over.  The gala had good attendance and everyone went home with a smile.  The walk had hundreds of participants who left with their T-shirts and swag bags.  The annual … Continue reading

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Address Labels, Blankets, Calendars

Yesterday morning, my dad brought in the day’s mail and opened it at the kitchen table.   As he opened each envelope, he looked at the contents and started saying “Nope, they’re not getting anymore money,” and made a pile in … Continue reading

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It’s not You, It’s Me

Unless you are one of the fraction of individuals who ended up marrying the first person you dated or belong to a culture that has arranged marriages, odds are pretty good that you had a relationship ended or you ended … Continue reading

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How Bad HR Performance Creates Bad Fundraising Opportunities Part Two

Last week, I found a job opening posted in a local nonprofit resource site with an organization I will not name.  The person who held the position had taken a job with an organization I interviewed with when I first … Continue reading

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