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 February 23, 2017

Weekly Idea - The Consultant and The Ask


The other day, I was reading my copy of the current Advancing Philanthropy. There was a fine article by Eugene Scanlan.

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Published February 5, 2017

Weekly Idea - What Do You Hope to Achieve?


“I know we didn’t accomplish anything, but that’s what meetings are for.”

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Published January 29, 2017

Weekly Idea - The Seven Factors


Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman is senior consultant for The Dilenschneider Group. She's the author of "The Silent Language of Leaders." I have chosen seven factors she writes about and added some comments of my own. The Dilenschneider Group is the world's premier firm in communications consulting.

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Published January 22, 2017

Weekly Idea - Use the Right Words


Recently, I saw an article by Benjamin R. Case. Ben is President of Case Consulting Services.

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Published January 15, 2017

Extraordinary Results


Doug Page is Senior Vice President of the Redwoods Group. His passion is the YMCA where he volunteers his time to solicit in the Y’s annual campaign.

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Published January 8, 201

Weekly Idea - Four Letter Words


I wrote about this once before-- my love for four letter words.

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Published November 27, 2016

Weekly Idea - To Choose The Best


What would you add?

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Published November 8, 2016

Weekly Idea - This I Believe


Dear Colleague:

I am going to send you something I wrote nearly ten years ago. I have revised it six times.