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 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.

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Published October 22, 2017

Weekly Idea - Darn Good!


I had just finished my last presentation at a Board Retreat. It was a combined meeting of the System and the Foundation Boards of Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Published October 16, 2017

Weekly Idea - The Mighty Seven


Here are Seven Principles that apply to your printed material, your letters, and your personal presentations. They will assure you of impact. I promise you success.

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Published September 24, 2017

Weekly Idea - Thoughts for a Balanced Life and to Get You Through Any Crisis