Monthly Archives: November 2013

It’s a Shame

Back in the 1990s, I served on a committee that determined what programs my church supported and what levels of funding we gave annually.  The church funded programs like an ESL class for immigrants, a local social service agency and … Continue reading

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Serving on Nonprofit Boards: It’s Like Parenting

On June 3, 1993, I watched as my wonderful daughter came into the world (and then I fainted).  It was the happiest day of my life.  Since that day, I learned a great deal about what it takes to be … Continue reading

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With a Little Help from our Friends at Willamette Week

It’s crunch time for nonprofits in Portland.  The last six weeks of the year are some of the busiest for bringing in donations for our organizations.  For most nonprofits, it’s the time the annual appeals are sent by mail and/or … Continue reading

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Donor Recognition: What Do Your Donors Want?

While perusing Linked In recently, I came across a conversation about various forms of donor recognition.  Some contributors talked about listing the names of their donors on their organization’s website and annual report.  Others mentioned plaques on the walls of … Continue reading

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