I called a longtime friend of mine and asked him out for coffee, and he said, in a very somber tone, “I’m so busy. I am so busy, I have so much going on.” This “busyness” is turning into an epidemic. Even children are now contracting this illness and developing anxiety in school. If you want to love your donors, give them the gift of attention.
When you invest in nonprofit training, you want it to be a valuable experience. Here are ten things to keep in mind as you search for the best resources.
Have you stumbled upon my 404 page? How does it look? Is it funny? Is it serious? Is it blank? Learn more about my – and YOUR – 404 page in this article!
In philanthropy, rather than getting donors to raise cash, it is smarter to raise cash to get long-term donors. Sounds like a tongue-twister, but it’s not.
I recall one afternoon when the entire staff from the development office was running around like chickens with their heads cut off, screaming at everyone because a donor’s name was misspelled on the roster. Did the donor care?
“I really don’t want to go to that funeral. You think the family will notice if I’m not there? I mean, we’re sending them a thank-you note for her donation, and I already sent a sympathy card …”
Do you feel overwhelmed by all of the regulations affecting the planned giving industry? What compounds the situation is how others respond to new legislation such as the SECURE Act. What do they offer you? Subject matter genius attorneys who are super brilliant with tax laws.
Famous ad agency uses pigeons to pitch private jets. It’s true. Read on …
Do for profits copy nonprofits? Often. Does the nonprofit sector copy the for-profit sector? Not often enough. Read on how being challenged can help our sector.
Extreme achievers (musicians, actors, artists, entrepreneurs, athletes …) have a dark side we don’t often hear about, and sometimes don’t want to hear about. John Lennon was one of them.