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Job Interview Homework Assignments

Job Interviews are hugely stressful events — both for the interviewee and the interviewer. This is probably one of my least favorite tasks as a manager because it is so hard to put aside any preconceived notions I may have about the individual and concentrate fully on their responses. That’s why I like homework...

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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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Doing More With Less

I have heard this so many times in my life as a fundraising professional that I want to throw up. To be honest, “doing more with less” is an incredibly insulting statement. Fundraisers are always under-resourced and that, in turn, produces burnout and anger. Has doing more with less ever worked? I have often said that people should work...

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