True Story: I Took Out A City With My Words One Day

Do you ever worry about how to best say what you’re thinking? Especially to your donors?
A number of years ago, Sarah, my friend and coworker pulled me aside after a meeting to ask, “Did you mean to take out the entire city in that meeting?”
I gave her a blank look until she repeated back a few of my comments—what I meant to be honest and helpful sounded, well, pushy and like I was criticizing.
In raising money, engaging board members, building relationships, and frankly in just about any area of your life, communication is the key to success.

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“I wish I had more time.”

How often do you say to yourself, “I wish I had more time?” Or maybe your plate is so full you aren’t even sure where to spend your time? These thoughts creep in when there isn’t a clear agenda or set of goals for the day or week or even year. These thoughts can creep […]

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