Tag Archives: Association of Fundraising Professionals

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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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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Be Ready to Deliver What You Promise

In 2008, the jazz band at my daughter’s school had an opportunity to compete in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held in Moscow, Idaho.  This was at a time when the economy was awful, and about half of the parents … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take Them with You

Not long ago, an acquaintance of mine informed me that the organization he serves as a Board member was in the market for a new Executive Director.  He told me what they were really looking for was someone with fundraising … Continue reading

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A Special Notice to my Readers

I am beginning of a series of posts dealing with the ethical standards we fundraisers and nonprofit professionals are supposed to abide by in our work with donors.  They will not be in any particular order, but my plan is … Continue reading

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