Let’s resolve … to lead with gratitude in 2016

Welcome to 2016! In the lead up to the New Year, did you see your inbox piling up with end-of-year asks? I sure did. In those last days of the year, there was quite a bit of chatter on Twitter about that. But this tweet from The Whiny Donor struck my heart…...

DonorLoveRevolution – Guest Blog

Welcome guest blogger, Rebecca Farrell, reporting from Ontario! Let’s Create a #DonorLoveRevolution Let me guess, you read #DonorLoveRevolution and wondered, “What is that? I want in!” So you continued reading! Great! Now that I have you here, I have to tell you, that...

Fundraiser as Tugboat

I’m in Chicago meeting with my colleagues. We have a widely distributed team and we are looking toward year-end, adjusting metrics and planing for 2015. As it is for many fundraisers, this is intense work. Last night I decompressed over some FaceTime with Rory...

Exercise your Gratitude Muscle

In my recent Movie Mondays vid I talk about showing donors appreciation. Donors put so much hope and their dreams into the gifts they give… shouldn’t we reflect that gratitude back? Exercising Your Gratitude Muscle You can see my other Movie Monday...

Remove the Relationship Roadblocks

Yesterday in my team’s Prospect Management meeting (a conference call across eight time zones), we listened to a colleague talk about a recent prospect meeting. The dinner meeting included my colleague, our “Key Exec,” a “Key Faculty...

The VBG

As a fundraiser, sometimes there is just not enough time for the job and all the other things you want to do in your life. What I did have time for was worrying. And telling myself to stop worrying. Again and again. Why was I worrying? Last week, we received...

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