Weekly Ideas


Each week we email a Philanthropy Counts® Series 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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Posted October 30, 2013

Weekly Idea - A Very Special Ketubah

Perhaps you do not know what a Ketubah is.  I didn’t.It is considered an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage. It outlines the responsibilities of the groom in relation to the bride. It is a sacred vow. A commitment.

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Posted October 23, 2013

Weekly Idea - Must I Give Again?


The other day, I came across this poem in an old file. I first discovered it thirty years ago. Feel free to use it any way you wish— a brochure, a direct mail piece, a letter to donors, your quarterly newsletter, whatever.

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Posted October 17, 2013

Weekly Idea - Recognition and Praise


It was my great joy and privilege to get to know Mary Kay Ash quite well. She was chair (and a major donor) in one of our campaigns. You likely recognize her best of all as founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.

One day we were talking.She told me that there are two things people want most in life: recognition and praise.