Be Prepared!

March 9, 2022

Some people just have that Midas touch! The story goes that King Midas was obsessed with gold and when granted a wish by the gods he quickly asked that everything he touched be turned to gold. As his wish played out, a rose, his breakfast and his beautiful daughter – all turned to gold upon […]

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Share your experience. Are you Efficient or Effective?

February 23, 2022

Automate, set up systems, create distribution lists, batch, group like tasks – in other words – be efficient! Make the most of your ever-so-limited time. And certainly we have more tools, and a wider acceptance for using them, than ever before. But what if all that efficiency isn’t leading to the best result? What if […]

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Six Simple Fun Donors Loves

February 9, 2022

Laughter and Love to YOU! It’s almost here! Valentine’s Day! Here are six simple and fun ways to show your donors love: 1. What Valentine’s Candy is never on time? Yep, ChocoLATE   Yet remember you can really never be late.  What if you sent an email on February 15th that said, “You’re support and caring for […]

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Better Think AGAIN – a tool for you.

January 26, 2022

Do you feel it, too?  Ongoing uncertainty – you are constantly reacting. A few days back things got tense around moving a meeting.  A client shared she’d yelled at her spouse for leaving the milk out and it spoiled.  It seems that even the most optimistic among us are on edge, crabby and frustrated. We […]

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It’s 2022 Now what? Creating a Joyful Giver

January 12, 2022

Ta da ta da……CHARGE! Let the new year BEGIN! Be BRAVE! You now have a new year to create joyful givers to partner with you to do your good in the world!  There’s nothing better!  Congrats to you for finishing up 2021 and bravely jumping in to greet what this year brings! Yesterday I shared […]

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It’s your fault!

December 8, 2021

Many folks have given up by now. It’s been quite the time. But not you. Nope. This rising JOY as the end of 2021 gets closer and closer is All. Your. Fault. You – the fundraiser, Executive Director, or volunteer who is so deeply dedicated to creating home for the disabled and frail, finding the […]

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Live Bright – Leave Light!

November 25, 2021

You – yep YOU…touch lives in so many special ways!  Every day! At this Thanksgiving time here in the USA, may we ALL join together to give thanks. Many things have changed. Our commitment to inspiring generosity has not!  YOU are a gift and I am grateful for you at Thanksgiving and always! SHINE ON! […]

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Energy Precedes Outcomes – Lift Up Philanthropy – Part 2

November 10, 2021

You ask for a visit and they say, “Yes!” HOLD that thought. Thank you to the hundreds of you who joined me (according to the counter – couldn’t see you!) November 3rd, live from my inspiration-filled home office – for “Fear Less, Raise More, Shine ON!” my Crescendo Practical Planned Giving Conference keynote. This note came from […]

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Lift up Philanthropy – Part 1

October 27, 2021

It’s year-end and YOU are in this honorable and noble profession called Fundraising and Development. Whatever your role or title, are you scared or wildly excited, or a mix this year-end? Well, let’s save the scared for Halloween!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  (Although Scott Haumersen, a Managing Partner at Wegner CPAs, and I don’t really look too […]

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Mission Unstoppable….STILL!

October 13, 2021

You are STILL unstoppable. Period. No doubts. No matter what. Yet, listen up….you may also feel less sure about your relationships – personal and professional – than ever before. Why? Donors, friends and even family, often react now in ways that totally surprise you – this throws you off to be sure! When you could count on a […]

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