Partner Best Practices for MORE Major Gifts

February 26, 2020

You can’t do it alone. I don’t care how efficient you are, or think you are, you can only have so much fundraising success if you try to do it all yourself. I get it…it takes a great deal of energy and patience to bring on a volunteer, board member or program staff to help […]

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Competing with love!

February 12, 2020

Competing with love….. Many would say competition is bad – generating a winner and a loser. I say when you compete from a place of love and caring, competition kindles that spark to be better than you were before. Watching my beloved football I notice what the athletes do to compete at their very best. […]

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Create your own dog park to get more done!

January 22, 2020

Did you ever wonder if there was a way you could feel structured and free at the same time? At all my presentations, I take a survey asking you to share your greatest challenge. ‘Managing time/overwhelm’ is always in the top three…. and often the top two – right up there with needing to raise […]

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Patiently persist to your 2020!

January 8, 2020

Patient Persistence. This isn’t about knocking on one door until the dang thing opens. It’s about knocking on many doors. It’s about embracing plan B…or C..or…well there are 26 letters in the alphabet so really we get lots of chances.  It’s about trying again. It’s about patiently persisting with your key, top prospective major donors….without […]

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Wishing you Joy!

December 25, 2019

  Marcy Heim is a trusted authority in the development profession and helps organizations and educational institutions boost their major gift programs through artful, long-term relationship building that dramatically increases fundraising success while promoting increased staff job satisfaction. To receive a free chapter from Marcy’s book, Empower Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors, click here. Questions: […]

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Are you ready for PERFECT Vision?

December 11, 2019

YOU are wished JOY! December is for DOING!  And, DOING.  And, DOING!!!! And that’s ok. Yikes have I been editing year-end letters.  Remember – DIRECT LINE FROM DONATING TO DOING FOR DONORS!  Your gift to them is their joy in doing your mission – make them feel it, smell it, taste it and rejoice in […]

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Don’t we-we on your Donors!

November 27, 2019

You really CAN make this shift!  Really! You all are working REALLY hard. You give your heart, energy and smarts to fix, enhance, inspire, lift up, prevent, support, and more… to make the world better. I appreciate you and what you do. Maya Angelou said it best, “You want to compose a good world. It’s […]

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Year end Stress – GONE

November 13, 2019

Your Stress-Free, Year-End Success Questions to Ask OVERWHELMED! It’s like an epidemic this time of year. “How are you?” “Overwhelmed.” Or, struggling, or crazy-busy, or don’t know how I will get it all done, or exhausted, or stressed or well, ok, but there is just so much. Never be overwhelmed again.  HOW?  1. STOP SAYING […]

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The Accounting Department – Friend or Foe to Giving?

October 9, 2019

Do you sometimes feel like the accounting folks are just trying to be difficult? Here are a few examples about working with accounting I heard during my latest round of presentations. Be sure to hit ‘reply’ and share your accounting stories or questions. SIX Accounting Stories – Sound familiar to you? Your volunteer speaker goes […]

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Shifting the conversation to money

September 25, 2019

My Y families can SING!!!  Energy! Caring! And giving everyone a role in the Annual Y Campaign!  YES! It was a great week with the YMCA of the Triangle in Raleigh and the YMCA in Wichita!  Click on the image for video! Indeed over 350 Board and lead staff can now ASK for Anything Artfully!  […]

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