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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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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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Slot Machines and Fundraising

It used to be that slot machines could only be found in Nevada and Atlantic City, but over the years, as states sought more funding for their bloated budgets, more and more of them legalized some forms of gambling, and … 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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You Can’t Do It All For Free

I have a number of friends who are professional musicians.  Some have made it to the big time, and some make a living, but are not household names.  Some live in large metropolitan areas, others live in small towns and … Continue reading

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