Tag Archives: Causes

Greece, Illinois, and Lack of Common Sense

Does it make sense for a nonprofit arts organization to ask a homeless person to contribute to a fund to buy an expensive painting for a museum?  Does it make sense for a charity to ask a business that is … Continue reading

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Should Your Organization Keep Walking?

About forty years ago, I participated in my first fundraising walk.  I can’t remember which organization it was for, but I do remember getting the sponsorship form and going around my neighborhood and getting people to agree to donate a … Continue reading

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The Log in Your Eye

In 2014, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra had an innovative idea.  The voters of the state had overwhelmingly decided to legalize the personal use of marijuana for recreational purposes in a referendum, much to the chagrin of Federal, state and local governments, … Continue reading

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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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Does Your Nonprofit Organization Serve All, or Just Some?

You’d have to be living under a rock, or at least off the grid, to have not heard about the uproar created when the legislatures of Indiana and Arkansas passed Religious Freedom Restoration laws in their states, just as the … Continue reading

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It’s Not Their Job, It’s Our Job

When I lived in Oregon, I attended a church in downtown Portland.  On a weekly basis, I saw many homeless men and women sitting in doorways with their belongings in shopping carts, panhandling for money to pay for food and … Continue reading

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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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