Monthly Archives: January 2014

Shouldn’t You Thank as Well as You Ask?

Over the month of December,  my parents received scores of appeals from a variety of organizations, national and local, big and small, asking them for their support.  Some were from organizations that they had supported in the past, and some … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Beware! A Warning of Scams and Scammers

In the last couple of weeks, I have learned on Linked In about something that has been happening to colleges and charities that take online donations through their websites.  If your organization has this capability, I encourage you to continue … Continue reading

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Donor Relationships are Like Wine

Last week, I had the great pleasure of having dinner with Scott, one of my oldest friends that I grew up with, and his lovely wife, Suzanne.  We reminisced about our childhood, our friends in the neighborhood, and some of … Continue reading

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My Bird Feeder: An Allegory about Nonprofits and Fundraising

Before the winter set in, I made a bird feeder and hung it from the branch in a bush not far from a window that looks out at my backyard.  It’s not fancy, just an old plastic milk jug that … Continue reading

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Getting More from Your Smaller Donors

It’s a new year.  2014 is here and the battle to raise sustainable support for your organization begins anew.  Some development departments and professionals are planning annual fundraising events, researching grant  opportunities, and performing other tasks to help them reach … Continue reading

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