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But it’s not even Thanksgiving Yet – The Two Most Important Things you Need to Do Before Year-end

With Halloween just passed, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, Christmas decorations now fill retail shelves.  This must mean only one thing for nonprofits – the end of the year is upon us. Now is the time to start planning … Continue reading

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Are you one of the successful 30%?

Across multiple industries and sectors, experience and research indicates that when new processes and strategies are deployed, over 70% of them fail to achieve the desired outcomes. In simple math that means that only about 30% of change efforts are … Continue reading

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How to turn your board members into active fundraisers

One of the most frequent complaints I hear is, “our board members don’t fundraise”. Hiding behind the mantra, “I give my time” many sincerely believe that volunteering time equals giving of money.  So, too, in a desire to get people … Continue reading

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The One + Three Simple Rules That Helped Raise A Billion Dollars

Can you imagine what it would feel like to raise $1billion for your organization or cause? For most organizations such a feeling is totally unimaginable.  For Stanford University, it is reality. A recently conducted survey reports that Stanford is the … Continue reading

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Do you know where your Development Director is right now?

Chances are pretty good that while you are reading this blog, your development director or one of your key development staff is probably either out looking for a job, or actively being recruited for one. According to a new study, … Continue reading

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If Dust Really Does Cause an Allergic Reaction – Why Do We Let Our Plans Get Covered In It

In almost every strategic, marketing or fundraising planning session someone inevitably asks, “What do we need to do to make sure this plan doesn’t just sit on a shelf gathering dust.” Regrettably, and in spite of everyone’s desires and best … Continue reading

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Fantasizing Your Way to a Successful Organization

A recent satirical report in the online publication, The Onion, suggests that “the single act of pretending one’s life is not in complete shambles…works. ‘Even when everything is coming apart at the seams and disaster is almost certainly imminent, putting … Continue reading

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