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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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

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Published December 10, 2017

Weekly Idea - How To Ask


I have seventeen guidelines for asking for a gift. You can pass these on to your board members and volunteers. If you can add anything I’ve missed, let me know. I’ll bet you can’t!

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Published December 3, 2017

Weekly Idea - Are Feasibility Studies Necessary or a Waste of Money?


Andrea Kihlstedt is an author of note and a brilliant speaker. She knows a thing or two about our work.

She wrote an article recently about feasibility studies. She asked the question— are feasibility studies necessary or a waste of money?

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Published November 26, 2017

Weekly Idea - We Want to Send You a Gift


Andrew Golden, the songwriter, wrote Thank You for Being a Friend. We thought about you.

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Published November 12, 2017

Weekly Idea - Truth in Levity — Irrefutable Fundraising Verities


Some irrefutable fundraising verities that will help you get through the next fiscal period.

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Published November 5, 2017

Weekly Idea - What’s Your Leadership Quotient?


Do you want to take a look at your skills as a leader? Do you dare!

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Published October 29, 2017

Weekly Idea - Live Longer


I read recently about some research that has come out of Simon Fraser University (Canada). It shows a direct link between philanthropy and well-being.