Tag Archives: Nonprofits

Lost Opportunities

The sad thing I have to say about this incident, is that it is far more common than not, to have an organization’s representative leave after their speech rather than to stay for the entire service or meeting and talk after, let alone come down to coffee hour and meet people who want to meet them.   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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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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Where Does the Money Really Go?

I was sitting in one of my favorite watering holes recently and needed to use the cash machine which doubles as a redemption machine for the video slot machines.  I stood behind someone who was cashing in a ticket from … 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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