Why Data Is Like a Lab – Needs Love & Attention

Happy Valentine's Day!  Have you seen this labr-adorable gem kicking around the interwebs?Just too sweet for words, right? And anybody who's ever raised a Labrador puppy knows that was a split second of cute amidst a fury of scrambling, petting, biting, jumping and many other gerunds as well. Last time we talked about data needing … Continue reading Why Data Is Like a Lab – Needs Love & Attention

Facebook Live

We'll come back to the discussion about Why Data is Like a Labrador Retriever after this brief digression. Facebook Live.  Anybody using it in Fundraising?  Annual Fund? John Haydon is one of those fundraising/digital marketing gurus who should be on your go-to list.  He's got some great pointers for using it on a blog over … Continue reading Facebook Live

Why Data Is Like a Lab – Rules & Structure

How are Fundraising Databases Like a Labrador Retriever?  Reason #1 - They need Rules, Structure and Consistency This is Barclay at eight weeks old: That was a tough year . . . Dogs, especially new puppies, need rules, structure and boundaries.  And everybody in the "pack" needs to follow the same rules, otherwise you get … Continue reading Why Data Is Like a Lab – Rules & Structure

Why (Fundraising) Data Is Like a Labrador Retriever

These are Labrador Retrievers: To be specific, these are MY Labrador Retrievers - left-to-right:  Oliver, Barclay and Tucker Buck-White, aka The Buck-White Boys. Labrador Retrievers - or labs - have been the most popular dog in the United States for twenty-five years.  They're great, great dogs - especially these three knuckleheads. Bred to work in … Continue reading Why (Fundraising) Data Is Like a Labrador Retriever