Weekly Ideas


Each week we email an idea (it takes less than a minute to read) about fundraising, something we think will be important to you in your fundraising efforts. Some issues in fundraising arise time and again— they may be unique to your situation, but not necessarily to development. We can help guide you through the pit-falls of asking for the gift or how to motivate a volunteer. We'll give you an edge.

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Published February 18, 2018

Weekly Idea - Are You Successful


“What does it take?”

Most every time I'm with a leader or a highly successful corporate executive, I ask, "What does it take? What are the traits and characteristics that contribute most to your success?"

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Published February 13, 2018

Weekly Idea - The 5 Factors To Ensure Your Amazing Success


There are five principles that will ensure your fundraising success. And the vitality of your organization.

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Published February 4, 2018

Weekly Idea - It’s Like Whitewater Rafting


At work, at times, there can be a lot of stress and strain. Things can get difficult.

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Published January 28, 2018

Weekly Idea - Responsibilities of the Campaign Manager


If you’re thinking of a capital campaign, I have something quite helpful for you.  Or it may be a piece you will want to file away for future reference.

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Published January 21, 2018

Weekly Idea - Here’s An Idea That Works


Several years ago, I was responsible for helping launch the Alexis de Tocqueville Society for the United Way of America.

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Published January 14, 2018

Weekly Idea - The 4 Magic Questions


In our profession, you learn to take rejection in stride. You understand that a series of NOs only means that you are part way toward a YES.

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Published January 7, 2018

Weekly Idea - Thoughts To Live By


Keep in Mind the:

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Published January 3, 2018

Weekly Idea - Some Things I Have Learned in My Years of Fundraising


17 axioms you will want to know