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UPDATE: Leadership or Management

Last year, before the pandemic was in full swing in North America, I wrote about the notion of Leadership or Management (here). In the article, I described leadership as influencing, motivating, and enabling, while management was described as controlling. So, twelve months later, what, if anything, has changed? So many organizations have spent the...

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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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8 Mistakes that Hurt Fundraising

Everybody makes fundraising mistakes. Hopefully, everybody learns from their mistakes. But, wouldn’t it be nice if we could learn from others’ mistakes without having to endure the error ourselves? Here are eight fundamental fundraising mistakes: 1: Treating Donors as ATM’s This is my number one pet peeve and I have written many articles about...

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