engagement

Noble Failure: An Update

I was a fan of the ACBF (Andrea & Charles Bronfman Foundation) before it wound down, specifically how Bronfman went about his thoughtful philanthropy. In his book, The Art of Giving, Bronfman speaks of noble failure (the ability for a project to fail in order to gain valuable learning experiences). I wrote about this...

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We are Family!

Welcome to 2021 — here’s hoping that this is a much better year than 2020! Over the break, I spent quite a lot of time chatting with former colleagues and new contacts about the wonderful world of fundraising and have further entrenched my notion that fundraisers belong to one big huge professional family. Not...

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Take Control of your Plan

In these unprecedented times, it is really important to have a plan. Realize that your plan may go to pieces before it gets executed, but have a plan nevertheless. Who planned to have a worldwide shut down for months? Without a plan, you are simply adrift. You have no destination and therefore you will...

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