Be the person you want to be with!

April 10, 2019

Are you fun to be with? Do you leave your donors excited and uplifted…or deflated and glad THAT’S over?  Remember..every time you interact with another person you have an opportunity to leave them in a different place. It’s NOT about you, your day, your problems, your opinions or your crap. What a gift to be […]

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It’s time to hire! Again

March 13, 2019

Hope this finds you feeling like spring is approaching. Here in Wisconsin we seem to be past the deep freeze! Wohoo! And I got the Christmas tree down. Wohoo! As I work with clients and interview major donors as part of campaign-readiness studies, the sadness and heaviness around staff coming and going is very real. We […]

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Want different fruit- look at the roots?

February 27, 2019

Don’t like the fruit? Look at the roots. Are you and your board disappointed with your results? Are you struggling to get together on a plan for growth? Not sure what you can raise?  Wish you had more time with your family? Wish the Board was more ‘on board’? Weren’t working evenings? Down to that […]

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You are a Gift! I appreciate you.

February 14, 2019

  Roses are Red Violets are Blue YOU are a gift! I appreciate YOU! May your Valentine’s Day be filled with love, your favorite chocolate and flowers. There is still time to shine and share your love and appreciation with YOUR special family, givers and friends. Create your own Roses are Red verse.  Email it, […]

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Fundraising Lessons from Shelling in Florida

January 23, 2019

You are in an honorable and noble profession and your work is SO important. It’s challenging and rewarding. Fine-tuning your own restoration is as important as continually learning new skills. For me, there’s nothing like the ocean to restore a full tank of optimism and energy!  And, there is nothing more powerful than storytelling.  So […]

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Be More Confident! 10 Habits to Drop Now!

January 9, 2019

It’s a new year. Regardless of what happened last year or yesterday, you have a new day today. Confident people trust in their ability to navigate.  No matter the obstacles, they believe they will make it to their destination. That conviction attracts others because it makes them feel more confident in themselves. Real confidence takes […]

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Plan Your 2019 Off-Season!

December 27, 2018

You can create your off-season! What? Let me share a story. Last year I earned my Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) credential!  Wohoo!  Turns out the National Speakers Association hosts a conference JUST for CSP’s to gather and grow.  One of our session leaders was Walter Bond – a former NBA professional basketball player. Now he’s […]

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Today is Your Day!

December 12, 2018

Today is your DAY! Is today just a place between stressing over what didn’t get done yesterday and what’s on the list for tomorrow? Is today what you pass through getting to “someday” when you will “arrive?”  When the time will be right? When your ship will come in? When you can finally get some […]

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How will I get it all done? Get in the zone!

November 29, 2018

Ever feel, “Wowza! How will I get it all done?” You are making time to be grateful to the people who have supported you in the past. You are reaching out to connect with, and serve, as many people as possible to help them accomplish their year-end giving goals. And you have a slew of […]

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Thankful for You!

November 22, 2018

Giving thanks to YOU on Thanksgiving. Grateful for the good YOU unleash in the world! I am thankful for …Unending ways to continue to learn – if your not growing your dying – and I’m a-growing! …My family… and you – the joy you bring to me, and to the world, and the gift I […]

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