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What Have You Been Doing to Prepare for #GivingTuesday?

The end of the year has always been a busy time for nonprofit fundraising professionals.  It is the time when the majority of development staff are busy working on their year end appeals.  They write, edit, write some more, edit … Continue reading

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How Did They Get My Name?

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I get a lot of inspiration from the experiences of my parents.  If you read past posts, which I encourage you to do,  you will find I have told … Continue reading

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A Beautiful, Shiny Failure

Last week, I had dinner with my parents at their apartment.  It wasn’t anything special, just sharing some leftovers, but it was time together that I enjoyed. After we finished the meal, my mom brought me something she recently received … Continue reading

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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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Let Others Blow Your Horn

Have you ever applied for a job?  I think all of us have at one point in our lives, unless you have taken over a family business. Suppose you find an open position with an organization or business that matches … Continue reading

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