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 March 26, 2017

Weekly Idea - Here Are 10 Tips To Make Your Fundraising Letter Supremely Successful

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Published March 20, 2017

Weekly Idea - The Other Person’s Agenda


Andrew Sobel is one of the brightest management consultants I know— and I’ve met plenty.

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Published February March 15, 2017

Weekly Idea - Forget What Your Freshman English Teacher Taught You


Let's take a look at two types of writing.

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Published February March 8, 2017

Weekly Idea - Measuring Your Consultant

The other day, a client asked me how I would assess our relationship and value to the institution. Great questions.

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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.