Yes, you read that right. On International Women's Day, AFP asked, "Why are there so few male fundraisers?" Wednesday March 8 was International Women’s Day. The world-wide day recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and calling...read more
Now is the time for you and I to be open-hearted. The U.S. election happened. Maybe you were angry before. Maybe you are angry now. In the wake of the election, I’ve noticed no shortage of finger pointing, hand wringing and “you people” vitriol. Now is the moment to...read more
At times, you only understand how good a thing is when you look back on it. Such is the case with the boss in my very first job - Cliff Sanderlin. My first fundraising job was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. What a great mission, what great...read more
I love being a fundraiser and I always say that, for me, fundraising isn't a job but a calling. So I got excited listening to Shankar Vedantam's recent podcast, "How to Build a Better Job," where he interviewed Amy Wrzesniewski, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational...read more
Did you have the opportunity to attend the international conference of AFP (the Association of Fundraising Professionals) in Boston? So much fun! And I was able to see It was March 20 - 22, 2016 - the weather was changeable (sunny and then SNOW!), you just couldn't...read more
If you don't know me well yet, then I want to tell you a bit about my philosophies that keep me going as a fundraiser. Humble fundraisers need grit, grace & gratitude - perseverance and the ability to act with confidence and appreciation. Appreciative fundraisers...read more
Last month, one of the greats of fundraising died. Tony Elischer was one of those amazing individuals, full of energy, drive, and smarts. I was fortunate enough to see him speak several times. The fundraising community really lost a great one when he died. What...read more
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