18 New Rules for 2018

I'm so happy to be spending the Christmas and New Year holidays with my daughter, Lorraine, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil - a mix of adventure and relaxation. So far, I've unplugged almost completely  (although here I am writing, escaped the cold winter, had fun with...

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Raise Your Eyes, Raise Your Voice

Most of my readers know that I live and work in Canada, but I'm American by birth and citizenship. It's been very painful to watch the increasing violence and public demonstrations of hatred in my country, which seems to have gotten worse. My Canadian pal and...

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Fundraisers Need Gratitude

This is the last in a three-part series on why fundraisers need grit, grace and gratitude. Why fundraisers need gratitude. I firmly believe we need more gratitude in this world, full stop. Not only fundraisers, but everyone. So, my post starts from there. But here are...

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Every Fundraiser Needs Grace

I wrote earlier about how every fundraiser needs Grit, Grace and Gratitude. Today I’m diving into the attribute of grace. If you’ve been a fundraiser for any length of time, you know there are times when you need grace.   It might be grace under pressure (“Don’t...

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Great Fundraisers Need Grit

I keep this little poster framed in my office – I believe "Grit, Grace & Gratitude" perfectly sum up what it takes to be a great fundraiser – it’s why I pin it to my Twitter bio. The term “grit” isn’t new, but it received a lot of press when Angela Duckworth...

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Moving from Fairness to Openness

By Beth Ann Locke and Jen Love. This was first posted on on March 22, 2017.  What a great discussion to champion, thank you, SOFII! These most certainly are conversations we have amongst ourselves – as women, as fundraisers, as mothers and partners, mentors...

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Hi there, I’m Beth Ann

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