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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Are YOU worth it?

September 11, 2019

What is your value? What do you bring to your work? What to you contribute to your professional and personal relationships? What difference do you make? If you are like many non-profit professionals your value is HIGH! You deepen and enrich all of your relationships! The work you do literally transform lives daily – in […]

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YOU can learn from this Celebration!

August 28, 2019

What YOU can learn from GCA’s CELEBRATION! You make good happen with the gifts given to your mission through you. Let’s Celebrate!  And never forget YOU are a gift in my life! Let’s Celebrate! WoHOO! Check out this celebration! On Friday, August 23, I had the delight and honor of celebrating with my VIP client, […]

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Gift Agreements & Trust

August 14, 2019

Can you be trusted? This is about TRUST. Earning your donor’s trust and knowing you have set this up to honor that trust is what your agreements do. Here’s my story. You’re meeting with your new leader – the Dean, CEO, Executive Director, or Manager. Will she “get” development at all? Will she be a […]

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CEOs, EDs, Presidents, Deans Who GET Development!

July 24, 2019

I had a delightful conversation a week ago. The CEO of a large senior health care facility, and new member in my Dream, Act, Achieve Coaching Program ask, “What can I do to best support my new development person?” How I wish more CEO’s, Executive Directors, College Presidents, Principals, and Deans would ask THAT question!  […]

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