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The greatest offenders of bilking donors are telemarketing firms that call on behalf of sham nonprofits in states across the nation. Their actions harm the nonprofit industry as a whole and bring suspicion to those of us who provide fundraising strategy, planning, and direct resource generation on...
With a plethora of national and international – not to mention local – commemorations these days, it can prove impossible to avoid a conflict. Today is World AIDS Day, but it is also Giving Tuesday. Many charities that serve people living with HIV are creatively integrating the two. In November, a...
It was a day of letting go and getting organized. Threw out the unnecessary paper that was clogging up my space. Old knickknacks holding zero emotional currency got the boot. The smell of pine wood cleaner filled the air for 36 hours. I put up artwork, my diplomas, signs, calendars, and framed...
I cast a leery eye toward #market-based intelligence produced by #manufacturers - or those studies surreptitiously funded by a company that may ultimately benefit from the research findings. I’d seen so-called #evidence and hype that a second monitor provides 20, 30 percent or more of improved...
Trends in technology, style, websites, and the like certainly come and go. However, one constant remains: storytelling. Feeling a little stuck in this area? Here’s a short checklist of questions to help spark your storytelling: A. Can you aim to inspire empathy in your audience? B. Do you have an...