Tag Archives: Social Media

Some Supporters Can’t Support That

Controversy and politics can have a deleterious effect on nonprofit organizations, and the Public Theater should have been aware of the potential risks. 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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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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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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If You Can’t Support the Cause, Don’t Take the Job

I know a lot of fundraising professionals.  Some fundraising professionals are like myself.  They are effective fundraisers because they are passionate about the causes they support.  They have a deep connection to the mission, and that connection drives them to … Continue reading

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Be Ready to Deliver What You Promise

In 2008, the jazz band at my daughter’s school had an opportunity to compete in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held in Moscow, Idaho.  This was at a time when the economy was awful, and about half of the parents … 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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