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Is donor-centricity a crock? There was an interesting discussion at The Agitator last month. (I think it began with Who Gets Fired? but I can’t promise I’m right. The conversation continued over days because it’s important.) It raised a question: who’s to blame for lousy fundraising? Development staff, executive directors, consultants… we ran through the gamut. […]
Definitions of culture: (Miriam Webster) 5 a: the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends on upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations 5 c: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize an institution or organization What’s your experience? I’ve worked in organizations where […]
Picture a year-end appeal. The goal isn’t met. Time is running out. Your appeal urges donors to act right away, or bad things may happen. “Can’t we keep it upbeat? You know, focus on the good stuff?” a board member will ask. “We know that’s more effective, right?” Well… I don’t think I do know […]