My sense is that many who pulled their heads into their shells like the proverbial turtle, are beginning to peak out and look at the world around them in a more optimistic way. Will this impact philanthropy?Read More..
One of the most frequent questions I have heard from clients this year is, “Why can’t we go public?” My response has to be, “no.” We have to do it the right way: “Top-down, inside-out.”Read More..
Take advantage of the economic hardships. Cultivate relationships with your donors.Read More..
by Dan Schipp Recently, in the midst of a gift solicitation training session, someone asked me, “Won’t I offend the prospective donor if I ask for too much?” That question prompted me to recall an experience I had years ago before I began working in development. Early on in our marriage, during those days of …Read More..
What a dangerous thing it is to risk our egos and self deceptions. And what an incredibly liberating thing it is to do it and learn lessons from it.Read More..
Paul Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College, discusses the college’s campaign to fund a building unlike any other in the country.Read More..
It is 10 p.m… do you know the status of your inbox?Read More..
Calling- itus, or the fear of personal solicitation, is a condition that afflicts far too many organizations–no matter the age, size or location.Read More..
Being raised in small town Illinois, it was very easy to “stop and smell the rose.” But all we wanted to do was grow up and get out. Well we did it, we got out. We moved to the big city. We accomplished a lot. And, pretty quickly, we stopped smelling the roses.Read More..
Tips on how to avoid a mid-campaign stall out.Read More..