The blog is coming……..

Hi Folks

I think I am going to start a blog. I take that back. I know I am going to start a blog — if I state it publicly, then there is no going back.

The theme of this blog will be around life as a fundraiser. It is not a bad word. It’s what I do. And I can honestly say, it is a pretty noble profession. It didn’t always used to be a profession — many people “fell” into fundraising — they started their careers in something very different.

For me, I have always been a fundraiser. I did it as a part-time gig while going to university and I jumped into it with both feet a few years later and haven’t looked back. That was over 20 years ago (and, coincidentally, over $150,000,000 later).

My goal is to share some of the stories from the fundraising world — I am open to your suggestions about topics being covered. Since this is my blog, I am in no way committing to taking your suggestions, but rest assured I will consider them all.

This blog will likely occur on a weekly basis and will document some of the things I have learned from “being in the trenches”. Being in the trenches you ask? Am I being dramatic?


There are usually only three occasions one would use the word campaign:

  1. Fundraising
  2. Politics
  3. War (hence the reference to trenches).

I do hope you enjoy the blog. Share it where you like, delete it where you like.

Have a great weekend and l’chaim (to life!)