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 [...]

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 [...]


November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

In a few days it will be 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 [...]

Lifetime Value – LTV

October 26th, 2012|0 Comments

Have you ever judged the potential value of a relationship based on the ROI from the first date? I hope not! Eventually you choose your spouse based on their LTV ? love, companionship, stability, caring [...]


August 10th, 2012|0 Comments

School is starting and before long a student will be tempted to cheat. Looking on someone else?s paper may improve your grade short-term, but long-term it?s trouble. And it can be trouble for your organization.? [...]

Builder or Destroyer

July 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Just returned from an incredible trip to Israel. One of the highlights was seeing the old city of Jerusalem. Throughout its history, the city walls were continually being built by one group and later torn [...]


June 5th, 2012|0 Comments

I must be getting old. My son got married. It was a beautiful ceremony and a wonderful time with friends and family. The happy couple have returned from their honeymoon and started work. Now comes [...]

What A Special Day

January 6th, 2012|0 Comments

In my last blog post, I shared 3 of the Funniest 50 Tweets of 2011. There was another tweet in that list worth sharing. #24 by Mike Drucker @MikeDrucker – “Stop saying “11/11/11” only happens [...]

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Top 5

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

There was a time or two in elementary school when I was not one of [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

It?s almost Thanksgiving; a celebration going back to 1621 when a group of people from [...]

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King of the Hill

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

While I wasn?t the biggest or strongest, I could hold my own in King of [...]

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Thank you upgrade

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing up, my Mom constantly stress to us kids the importance of saying ?Please? and [...]

503, 2018

Is the Sky Falling

By |March 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is the sky really falling for your nonprofit? The new tax reforms have created a [...]

412, 2017

Christmas Giving

By |December 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

I always share this story from my favorite Charlie Brown TV special ? A Charlie [...]

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