February 2020

Leadership or Management

In my last (I promise) of the articles espousing the merits of Lynne Wester‘s book, T-Rexes and Kangaroos, there is the notion of leadership as compared with management. Wester defines leadership as influencing, motivating and enabling others to contribute toward organizational success. Leaders are therefore characterized as forward-thinking individuals who find opportunities, have a...

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Is Sponsorship Philanthropy?

People often interchange the terms of Sponsorship and Philanthropy. They are two totally different beasts, and usually come out of two totally different budget lines (for the corporation). Sponsorship usually comes out of a marketing budget. There is a well-defined list of benefits that the corporation will receive in exchange for a financial contribution...

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Enhancing your Strength

In the last of the blogs praising Lynne Wester‘s T-Rexes and Kangaroos, I wanted to mention a great chapter, written by Debbie Meyers. Meyers speaks of the acronym R-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-S and I wanted to focus in on the “S”. Meyers says that S stands for Strengths. She speaks of a theory that says “rather than...

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Job vs Vocation

As many of you who have been reading my blog, I have been writing lately about Lynne Wester‘s book, T-Rexes and Kangaroos and the lessons contained in the book. I think it is one of the better books out there for fundraisers. Wester’s musings about life through the Donor Relations lens is a breath...

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