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Donor Research After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

A few weeks ago, the media was abuzz with news that Cambridge Analytica, a business that gleans and analyzes user information on social media giant, Facebook, accessed and used public personal information on behalf of political campaigns in the US and Britain.  … 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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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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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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Don’t Let Them Lose That Loving Feeling Because of Poor Communication

I was married for seventeen years, but sadly, like half of marriages these days, mine ended in divorce.  It was in the fifteenth and sixteenth years, things really fell apart.  That was when the frequent open and honest two way … Continue reading

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Let Others Blow Your Horn

Have you ever applied for a job?  I think all of us have at one point in our lives, unless you have taken over a family business. Suppose you find an open position with an organization or business that matches … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Bridges

A few years ago, an old friend of mine and I had a difference of opinion on a matter of politics.  After a few terse exchanges on Facebook, I found that my old friend had unfriended me on the popular … Continue reading

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