You can’t be replaced!

May 12, 2021

“For every thing, turn, turn, turn. There is a season, turn turn turn. A time to be born, a time to die.”  (The Byrds – listen here.) For Simone Joyaux, “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector worldwide,” that time was May 2, 2021. She died from a massive stroke […]

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Fundraising Ambassadors- aka – YOUR AMAZING BOARD

April 29, 2021

Your Non-Profit Board is key to your success…in these remarkable times and always. I know that you care about engaging them in a way that makes this a win for all! In my several board fundraising workshops over the past few months – virtually and in-person – it’s clear that HOW to do this isn’t […]

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Spring into ACTION

April 14, 2021

SPRING into ACTION! How and What to do..NOW Each new quarter – especially the Spring quarter – empowers you to renew your determination to achieve your goals! One wheelbarrow at a time, I will spread 15 yards of mulch sheltering scores of beautiful plants! (my current quest) Your mission – should you decide to accept it – […]

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Debunk YOUR Planned Giving Myths

March 24, 2021

It’s Easter Bunny time! While we all are getting older, it’s a choice to get “old.” Eat some peeps, color an egg and sing, Here comes Peter Cottontail at the top of your lungs! Can’t wait! And while Easter brings flowers and hatching eggs, in these remarkable times many wonder, “What if I die?” and are creating […]

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Get your New Donor Ducks in a row

March 11, 2021

Spring! Rebirth! New Energy! New Relationships! New Prospective Givers! Inspiring Artful Asking from the stage of EVOLVETwenty21 – the National Mobile & TeleDentistry Conference in Orlando – YES!! IN PERSON! Wow! What an eye-opener for me to take in the importance of ORAL Health in your total health! And amazing technology is, indeed, on the […]

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Luv the Flub

February 24, 2021

Have you ever screwed up? Have you ever failed? Of course you have. And it can be terrifying. Will you be forgiven? Will you lose your job? Can this be fixed? As you head into March and the start of year two of these remarkable times, you need to be growing major giving relationships, hosting […]

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Roses are Red

February 10, 2021

Script for sending Valentine’s love! It’s tough to play Euchre with only 3…almost impossible, in fact. Bluntly then, when someone dies you generally replace the “couple” with another “couple.”  I mean, it takes 4 to play the card game.  And so begins the challenging, and lonely, journey of being just one. And left out. As […]

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Better late than never

January 27, 2021

Have you ever said, “Better late than never?” It’s a phrase that’s been around forever. How you say it determines how it impacts you.  Let’s look at an example. I’m continuing to send out my holiday letters and probably will into February. I could look at it as an obligation – people sent me cards […]

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Ready for a new beginning?

January 13, 2021

Happy New Year! Did you stay awake until midnight on New Year’s Eve? I sure did! Sang Auld Lang Syne – you can see it here – silly to be sure. The song has been around since 1711 and means ‘For the sake of old times.’  It is a long song about two friends catching up over […]

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Use the Power of 80/20 Right Now!

December 9, 2020

Whew! December 2020! You are in that crazy, exhilarating year-end time. Please don’t forget that I appreciate you! And, what you do to give your donors the chance to invest in your mission! We talk about major gifts transforming our organizations…think about it. Really your donors are transformed by giving to you! What noble work! Ok […]

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