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Can you communicate like Jobs?

Can you communicate like Jobs?

You've likely put a donor list together or seen an organization publish their donors. Some of the most popular places to see a donor list is in an annual report, newsletter, website, and donor appreciation event. There is a...

Fundraising Can Be Enjoyable

Fundraising Can Be Enjoyable

Over a decade later, I still remember this quote from a fundraising study. "Fundraising is not something I enjoy doing. I don't like having to ask people. And the problem in this community is that this is a very involved community of people, and you just get to the...

Uncharitable: Risk and recklessness.

Uncharitable: Risk and recklessness.

"We just can't seem to find any good candidates. So, where do we go from here?" The Chairman asks the rest of the nonprofit board in a meeting. Other board members sit in silence. No one sees, or wants to admit, the real issue. This board of a mid-size nonprofit has...

What the OpenAI Drama is Teaching Nonprofits

What the OpenAI Drama is Teaching Nonprofits

Disclaimer: This is not an article sharing any opinions about OpenAI, anyone associated with OpenAI, it's work, or any of its decisions. When the news came out OpenAI fired its CEO, I was surprised to learn the organization is a nonprofit. Its founders had a mission...

Lessons from movie directors

Lessons from movie directors

Some of you may get upset with me for this. I've avoided watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy all these years. To be honest, fantasy adventure movies are not my favorite, and I thought they would be too long. Now that I've enraged some of you, I caved and finally...

Using events to build relationships

Using events to build relationships

According to an article published by World Scholarship Vault, event planning is the third most stressful job in the world. Some professions that come AFTER event planner are: first responder, corporate executive, surgeon, police officer, and paramedic!  As...

I wish that I knew what I know now…

I wish that I knew what I know now…

Have you ever looked back on some of your old work? It can be fun to reflect on those memories and special projects. It can also be a humbling experience. I came across some work from over ten years ago and thought, "I wish I knew then what I know today." So what are...

Finding Your Key Messages

Finding Your Key Messages

"Be mindful of the fact that every time you attempt to communicate more than one thing, you’re splintering the attention of those you’re talking to—whether they’re customers or colleagues. If it’s necessary to deliver multiple messages, find a common theme that unites...

Halftime Adjustments

Halftime Adjustments

Did you know halftime is much more important than just giving players time to rest. That’s only part of it. Halftime is a crucial moment for strategizing and making adjustments for the second half. Teams enter the game with a plan, and halftime allows them to...

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