Monthly Archives: December 2013

With the sensory overload of the holidays in full swing, I was heartened by the success this week of #GivingTuesday, a national day to encourage charitable giving at the start of the holiday season. The initiative began last year when its … Continue reading

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Whenever I work with a nonprofit board on major gift fundraising, I intone the First Axiom of Resource Development: Fundraising is not about asking for money; it is about building relationships. I also present Laura’s Corollary: These relationships are built on mutual passions, reflecting (1) … Continue reading

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The lights dim, my pupils dilate, the curtain draws. As the anticipation builds, I’m reminded of a roller coaster: the slow clicks of the train as it ascends the first hill. Music stirs, and movement erupts. The tension in the … Continue reading

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