Tag Archives: Appreciation

Where Will It Go and Who Will Remember You?

I write this post, not only for my regular audience of nonprofit professionals, but also to my friends for whom this applies. Like most people, I have many friends that I have acquired over my lifetime.  I love them all … Continue reading

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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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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 at the time after the company I worked for eliminated the department … Continue reading

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Announcing a Donor Gift? Not so Fast!

A few years ago, after I had started my fundraising business, I read a story in the local paper that I thought would be my big break.  A local school district had decided to cut the last industrial arts automotive … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Over

I have finally finished my series about ethics and nonprofit fundraising.  It should not have taken so long, but things happen.  For those of you who don’t know, I am now spending a lot of my time taking care of … Continue reading

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My Apologies. It’s Been a While.

Over the last few months, I had been writing a series of posts about ethics and professional fundraising.  I am near the end of the series, and before I could finish, life came at me with full force.  It has … 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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