Tag Archives: Donor Relations

Nonprofits and the Relationship Attention Deficit Disorder

Ten years ago, I went through a pretty traumatic divorce, and when I thought I was ready, I signed up for a couple of online dating services which I won’t name.  I tried it for a few months, but nothing … Continue reading

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In Praise of Small Events

Many of the people and organizations I talk to about development strategy think that fundraising is all about big events like walks, runs, and galas.  They do not seem to realize that these things take a great amount of time, … Continue reading

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Sometimes, It’s Old Methods That Work Best

Last summer, my mother had ostomy surgery.  In the following months, she developed an infection around the surgical site.  The medical professionals tried various pills, salves and lotions to get the infection to go away, but for months, their efforts … 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 after the company I worked for eliminated the department I started … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Squirrels

I live in an apartment in an established, older neighborhood.  It has large trees which provides cover to a variety of birds and homes to a lot of squirrels.  Last year, I wrote about the birds that visited my bird … Continue reading

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Going Out of Business

When I was in college, I spent a few days of my sophomore year spring break visiting my future brother-in-law who was going to med school in New York City.  It was my first time in the Big Apple,  so Dave … Continue reading

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