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New Year’s Resolutions

This past year has …… sucked. I vividly remember picking up friends from the airport over the holidays last year when China was on lockdown and proclaiming that North Americans would never allow such a shutdown. Boy, was I wrong! I miss the comradery of working with colleagues, visiting with donors, and being able...

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Everybody loves summer. It is a time to relax, spending time with the family, and decompress. Wait…. Haven’t I just been spending the last 3 full months with the family!?!?! In any event, I will be taking some downtime over the summer, so if you’re missing my weekly blog, I encourage you to look...

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Feb. & March are Tough

I have noticed over the past while that the Winter Blahs seem to pervade the fundraising industry. Many charities see a huge upswing in pledge payments/donations at the end of the calendar year. That is quickly followed by a general lull in donations in Q1 — the January/February/March timeframe. The reason is pretty logical...

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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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