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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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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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What You Won’t See on my Resume……Yet

Every so often, a news story will come out about executive or politician having to step down from their position in disgrace.  When the individual was hired or elected, it was because they indicated on their resume that they graduated … Continue reading

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They Did the Right Thing

When I started this series on ethics and fundraising, I stated that I would not name those individuals or organizations that violated the tenets of the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, but I would name those that set … Continue reading

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Surpassing Expectations Deserves a Reward

In 1985, I decided to stay at school and take some classes instead of going home for the summer.  I took a job at store that sold textbooks that I ended up hating, quit pretty quickly, and then took a … Continue reading

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Use as Intended

When I was a boy growing up in Illinois, one of my grandmothers always gave me underwear and socks for Christmas.  As I got older and constantly grew, the size she sent was often wrong, so she started writing a … Continue reading

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What’s It Really Worth?

Let’s face it.  We in the fundraising profession love to get donations, especially checks with a digit followed by a lot of zeroes.  Sometimes they do come with restrictive strings attached, but they are easy to put a value on.  … Continue reading

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