Monthly Archives: February 2015

Your Cause May Not be My Cause, and That’s All Right

Not every donor is going to be passionate about your cause, but the fact that they are passionate about some cause is a good start.
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My, How Things Have Changed

Today, I had lunch with my parents at their retirement village, a weekly thing we do after church.  One of their new neighbors joined us toward the end of the meal, so I talked to him, and listened to the … Continue reading

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You Need to Love What You Do

Not long ago, the world of baseball, the city of Chicago, and I lost the amazing Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, a few days short of his 84th birthday. Ernie’s passing was a big loss for me personally, because he was … Continue reading

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Use Your Network to Build Your Donor Base

In 2002, I was in the middle of my six year service as a Board member for a social service agency in Northwest Portland.  I was also job seeking after the company I worked for eliminated the department I started … Continue reading

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