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Published July 16, 2017


We just completed a fascinating study for an organization. They were hemorrhaging their donors.

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Published July 9, 2017

Here’s a Great Idea

For a long time, I wondered how to help our clients describe the benefits of their different levels of giving.

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Published July 5, 2017

Seeking a Mentor or Coach

Josh Bersin is a noted management consultant and an expert on corporate leadership. He was involved with General Electric— first with Jack Welch and then Jeffrey Immalt.

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Published June 25, 2017

No More Pledges!

The word “Pledge” has a negative connotation. For many, they won’t even consider an extended payment plan.

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Published June 18, 2017

Value of a Large Board

Recently, we conducted a market research survey to determine the practice and success of Board training. You’ll be interested in some of the results. The findings are several dozen pages long. I’ll only share a few excerpts.

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Published June 11, 2017

They’re Getting Younger

In a recent exhaustive and in-depth study regarding philanthropy, they classify “younger donors” as those in the age range of 40-55. The results of their study are interesting. Important.

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Published June 4, 2017

From the Heart to the Checkbook

Daniel Oppenheimer is a psychologist at Princeton University and co-editor of the book, “The Science of Giving.” In some research he did for the book, he found that providing people information about a charity’s overhead costs makes them less likely to donate to it.

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Published May 26, 2017

They’re Waiting to be Asked

Have you ever wondered what to do about really outstanding men and women you want to have and keep more closely identified with your organization? I’m thinking of those who are not interested or willing to serve on your Board.