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.”...
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...
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...

Summer Reading List for Fundraisers

Summer, Summer, Summertime… “… time to sit back and unwind” is what DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince said in 1991. For nonprofit leaders and fundraisers, it’s a real challenge to find time for rest and relaxation. We all know by now how...

Small Things That Make a Big Difference

All the small things. Yes, a classic Blink-182 hit back when we all listened to the latest hits on FM radio. It’s also all the seemingly small things that end up making a big difference our work. Some “small things” are one time actions while others...

The Fundraising Diet

Are you in good fundraising-shape? Yes, I know. Dieting is “out”. It’s short-term thinking, and that’s why most diets fail. The motivation behind a diet is important. It’s usually a strategy for someone who wants be healthier and a diet,...