Category Archives: Consultants

Donor Research After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

A few weeks ago, the media was abuzz with news that Cambridge Analytica, a business that gleans and analyzes user information on social media giant, Facebook, accessed and used public personal information on behalf of political campaigns in the US and Britain.  … Continue reading

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Going A New Direction

Originally, I started this blog a few years ago while serving on the board for a nonprofit that serves the nonprofit community.  It began as a way for me to share my knowledge and opinions about fundraising and its effective … Continue reading

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You Can’t Do It All For Free

I have a number of friends who are professional musicians.  Some have made it to the big time, and some make a living, but are not household names.  Some live in large metropolitan areas, others live in small towns and … Continue reading

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When Will We get that Money?

Over the years, I have been involved with a number of organizations which were supported by businesses that did fundraisers for their causes.  They usually involved holding an event at their establishments and gave us a percentage of 25% to … Continue reading

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Payola

Back in the 50s, radio gained in popularity as a way to market music for America’s youth.   Baby-boomers discovered pop music and rock and roll, and because of post WWII prosperity, teenagers had money to spend on records and concerts.  … Continue reading

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One Hand Washes the Other: Making Connections for a Fee

Over the years, I have come to know a number people who sold cars for a living.  Some have been friends who have taken the up the occupation, and some have been individuals who sold me vehicles.  Most of them … Continue reading

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You Called Me What?

If you own a television, you have seen those commercials.  Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, Ford and Chevy, Dish Network and Comcast, many cell phone companies, and of course, political candidates, try to make themselves look good by running down … Continue reading

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