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It’s not about you I’m embarrassed to say it took me years to realize this. I – like you, maybe – was filled with enthusiasm for my organization. That’s good. It’s really hard to do good work when you don’t feel that way. But I let it color my fundraising perspective. This lesson can come […]
I don’t like to admit it, but summer’s nearly over. Everyone is back to school. And it’s time to gear up for the busiest time of the fundraising year. Do you have a plan to succeed? Strategy requires choices. With pinched budgets and big needs, making those choices can be tough. Where do you spend […]
What have you done to justify your existence? I had a boss, years ago, who liked to walk around and ask staff that question. It was obnoxious, to be sure. I think it was meant to keep us on our toes. (Like we had time to stand up?) But it didn’t do much for staff […]