Happy Thanksgiving

November 7th, 2018|0 Comments

It’s almost Thanksgiving; a celebration going back to 1621 when a group of people from different backgrounds gave thanks for what God had given them. 200 years later President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving

King of the Hill

August 14th, 2018|0 Comments

While I wasn’t the biggest or strongest, I could hold my own in King of the Hill. Everyone wants to be the King of the Hill in digital fundraising. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all

Thank you upgrade

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Growing up, my Mom constantly stress to us kids the importance of saying “Please” and “Thank you.” There were dire consequences too if we didn’t. As fundraisers, we have no problem with the “Please” part

Is the Sky Falling

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Is the sky really falling for your nonprofit? The new tax reforms have created a lot of uncertainty at nonprofits about how these reforms might impact donor giving. While it will take time to know

Christmas Giving

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

I always share this story from my favorite Charlie Brown TV special – A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s a great reminder for me. If you’ve never seen it, Charlie Brown is asked to find a


November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

In a few days it will be Thanksgiving; a celebration dating back to 1621 when a group of people from different backgrounds gave thanks for what God had given them. 200 years later President Abraham

Protecting My Brain

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Thank you for protecting my brain. I can assure you it needs it. One of the most important things you do as a fundraiser is give people hope. The hope of no more hunger...homelessness…disease…poverty…child abuse…and

Content Truths – #8 is really good

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Jeff Bullas, an online marketing guru, recently posted 10 Truths about Content Marketing that every fundraiser should read. Especially #8. How does the content of your fundraising messages measure up to his truths? Does it

Facts vs Feelings

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

In many areas of life, facts take precedence over feelings. Please note however that fundraising is not one of them. Donors want to feel good about helping you. Some want to feel like heroes, some

Before and After

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

We love success stories that include before and after pictures. While my photos are not completely accurate, I did have to wear head gear 24/7 in the 8th grade. Yes, let your imagination run. Those

What’s Important?

March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

What’s important… That’s a great start to a question, but how you end the sentence is what matters most to your success. So, at your organization is it “to me?” or “to my donors?” Penelope

Second Helping

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

When dining at someone’s home, how do you get a second helping? It’s really quite simple. Let your host know how incredible the meal was and how much you appreciate the effort. He or she

Case Study – ABCH

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Who Partnership with a statewide children’s home, the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home “We’ve been extremely pleased with the return on investment that blue dawg (formerly Mail Enterprises) has attained through fundraising. Our results consistently rank

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In a few days it will be Thanksgiving; a celebration going back to 1621 when

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Social Distance

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Social Distance is a concept sociologist use. It is defined as the degree to which

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Scott – it’s a name I’ve loved for over 57 years. Scott Swedenburg feels like

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What was your favorite – Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Moon or Green Eggs

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We need a Hero! Who is the hero in your fundraising – your organization or

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I like reading Men’s Health to find new workout ideas. And, it’s no surprise that

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