Tag Archives: Michael Rosen

Questions You Should Ask When You’re Face to Face Pt. 2 (Getting a bit More Personal)

These questions are meant to help you identify issues that will help determine the donor’s capacity to give, and they can also prevent a potential faux pas in your relationship with your supporter in the future. 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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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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It Started as a Joke

A few weeks ago, when I was in a jovial mood, I thought it would be funny to start a conversation on Twitter about bad fundraising ideas.  I was trying to see how creative my cohort of nonprofit fundraisers could … Continue reading

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How are You Using Generous?

Last week, my friend and fellow fundraising blogger, Mary Cahalane, posted about words and phrases that need to be discontinued in communications with supporters.  Shortly after, my good friend, author, and blogger, Michael Rosen, followed with his own post of … Continue reading

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Reverse Sponsorships: The Cost of Entrepreneurship

I have noticed a trend recently.  I have learned about some very creative businesses that are partnering with nonprofit groups to increase participation in their events in various cities across the country.  I am not so sure it is entirely … Continue reading

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