Changing the World: One Word at A Time

Do you find it’s sometimes hard to focus. The firehose of deadlines, event planning, meeting follow-up – so much to do and it feels like you’re always running short on time, money, and help. It’s easy to fall into negativity and complain. But it’s not productive.

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In Fundraising Focus on What You’ll Gain Rather Than What’s Difficult

As you decide whether or not you’ll meet your fundraising goals this year, or whether or not to make that major gift ask, or why to shift your communication to be more engaging, or focus on creating a culture of philanthropy remember change takes focus and work. But it doesn’t have to be so hard.

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What You See is What You Get

If you begin your day with the statement “I’ve got way too much to do” and you state that over and over again is there any opportunity for your thoughts of overwhelm to dissipate?

If you start your day with the statement “We have the best donors, volunteers or staff,” it’s surprising what you notice all day long.

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Follow-up. It’s Not Sexy, but It Can Transform Your Nonprofit Organization

A few weeks ago I attended a fundraising committee meeting for a nonprofit organization that has had their budget shrink to less than half of what it was two years ago. My role was to listen, provide candid feedback, and to share any resources I had to move things forward.

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What You Think About Impacts Your Fundraising Results

How often do you pause to think about “what you are thinking about?” Especially as it relates to how your thinking impacts your fundraising results? It’s a deep question. We’ve been raised, even trained, to think things like: “money doesn’t grow on trees,” or “she’s filthy rich,” or reminded that our parents “aren’t made of […]

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What You Think About Impacts Your Fundraising Results

What you’re thinking about and how you’re thinking about it can have serious impact on your fundraising results. Here’s 3 tools to help shift your thinking.

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When Things Don’t Go As Planned

The more simple your systems and plan, the easier it is to adapt in times of stress. Do you have multiple grant proposal deadlines in the next few weeks? Or is your biggest fundraising event of the year in the next few weeks and it has so many moving pieces it’s like a house of […]

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When Things Don’t Go As Planned

The more simple your systems and plan, the easier it is to adapt in times of stress.
Do you have multiple grant proposal deadlines in the next few weeks?
Or is your biggest fundraising event of the year in the next few weeks and it has so many moving pieces it’s like a house of cards?

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