What I’ve Learned At the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference – Day 1

First and foremost, I should really walk a lot more - especially before coming to these things.  And that I'm 20 years older than I was when I lived in Chicago and 10 city blocks are a lot longer than they used to be.  But I digress . . .  In no particular order: "Data … Continue reading What I’ve Learned At the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference – Day 1

2016 Election Fundraising Results

Yes, exactly what you needed right now was one more article/post/blog/reference to the election.  We're all sick of it. I don't care if You're With Her or you want to Make the Country Great Again, as fundraisers - as annual fund-type folks - we have to pay attention to something very critical, here. Go visit … Continue reading 2016 Election Fundraising Results

What’s in a (Fundraising) Name?

I read a lot about fundraising.  Too much, maybe.  But I'm fascinated by what my colleagues and other fundraisers are doing, what best practices are and what's new and innovative in the field.  There's not a week that goes by that I don't steal something I've read or heard about it and put it into … Continue reading What’s in a (Fundraising) Name?

People are People

Fifty years since this seminal book on the art and science of fundraising was published and we're still having the same conversation. It was, is, and always will be about people. "But what about corporate and foundation giving?"  People run those programs. And what do people need?  According to Maslow, after food, air, water, shelter, … Continue reading People are People