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Casting Vision for Fundraising Success in 2019

Before Jack Welch retired, he was quoted as saying, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” The start of a New Year is the perfect opportunity for nonprofit leaders to vision cast (or recast) for their staff, volunteers, and donors. Without a vision [...]

By |2019-01-27T15:31:59-05:00January 24th, 2019|Fundraising News & Views, Newsworthy|0 Comments

The Meritocracy of Ideas – Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio speaks to an extremely important, but challenging to implement, leadership principle -- meritocracy of ideas.  Office politics, organizational hierarchies, tenure in a position or organization all work against this principle. 

By |2019-10-30T14:19:00-04:00September 28th, 2017|Fundraising News & Views|0 Comments

Learning the Language

  By Mark Belcher, Partner After more than 20 years of working in and with various types of development organizations – higher ed, research, hospitals, etc. – one thing I have come to appreciate is that there is more often than not a considerable gap translating our work into the [...]

By |2019-10-25T14:21:12-04:00May 13th, 2015|Fundraising Success|0 Comments

Passionate Philanthropy

A wordsmith might argue that passionate philanthropy is redundant. After all, isn’t philanthropy in its essence the ‘love of humankind’ and isn’t ‘love’ a passion? Nevertheless, all of us have probably seen or heard a case for giving delivered dispassionately. Sometimes the case is so compelling that it survives the [...]

By |2019-10-25T15:27:47-04:00July 24th, 2013|Fundraising Success|0 Comments

How Do You Measure Success?

By David King, President & CEO Several times a year, we are called on to take over campaigns already underway that we did not help plan nor were we involved during the early execution. Often these are campaigns that have (or are perceived to have) "stalled." Sometimes these campaigns are victims of changes beyond the [...]

By |2019-03-14T13:32:12-04:00April 24th, 2012|Fundraising Success|0 Comments