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Questions You Should Ask When You’re Face to Face Pt. 3 (The Meat and Potatoes)

Remember, allowing your donor to share as much about their personal story with the answers to these questions is an opportunity. Let them do it without interruptions. 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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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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Can There be a Better Way to Help?

Back in 2007, I had a difficult holiday season.  Only two months before the holidays, my marriage of seventeen years had officially ended in divorce, the job I held for five years left the state, and my sister was being … Continue reading

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When Will We get that Money?

Over the years, I have been involved with a number of organizations which were supported by businesses that did fundraisers for their causes.  They usually involved holding an event at their establishments and gave us a percentage of 25% to … Continue reading

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Payola

Back in the 50s, radio gained in popularity as a way to market music for America’s youth.   Baby-boomers discovered pop music and rock and roll, and because of post WWII prosperity, teenagers had money to spend on records and concerts.  … Continue reading

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