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Donor Relations

Communication and Courtesy Important to Success with Potential Bequest Donors

27 Ideas For Seven Contacts: Communicating With Your Donors Without Asking For Money

An Urban Legend For Fundraisers

American Red Cross Offers Timely Reminder on Honoring Donor Wishes

Keep Those Givers Giving!

Effective Leadership

10 Practical Ways to Engage Your Board of Directors in Fund Development

10 Stupid Things That Board Members Do To Mess Up Their Organizations


The Significant Seven: Things To Do With Your Time and Resources Right Now

Basketball, Building Blocks and Being Your Best

The Magic Pill to Success


12 Questions for Ethical Review of Nonprofit Staff and Volunteers

Fundraising / Grant Writing / Humor

Getting Your Grant Funded the First Time, Every Time

Ten Free Accordion Lessons

The Five Rs of Grants

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Grant Writing I Learned in Third Grade

A Not-So-Well-Received but Highly Successful Proposal: July 1776

Industry Trends

"Survivor" Nonprofit Style: Responding to an Uncertain Environment

Pushing the Limits on Political Activity by 501c3 Nonprofits

Single Issue Advocacy in American Politics and Nonprofits

Outsource, Find a Consultant, Or Do It Myself?

Nonprofits In The New Millennium: Signs Of The Future

Performance-Based Fund Raising: An Ethical Standard Worth Revisiting


57 Cents and the Power of Commitment


The Best Job in America

The Exchange

100 Days of Reckless Philanthropic Abandon

Combining Efforts with a Corporation and an Intentional God

From Appalachian Trails to African Wildlife, “Volunteer Vacations” Offers Something for Everyone

The Extraordinary Possibilities in Ordinary People

A Brother Like That

A Thousand Marbles

The Parable of Sixteen Cents

The Fruits – and Flowers – of a Labor of Love


The Seven Magic Questions of Effective Marketing

Marketing Concepts That Everyone Understands


Assessment Centers Far Superior to Interviews When Hiring Key Employees

Improving Relationships, Reducing Human Error and Keeping Your Donor Database Running Smoothly

Employee Retention: Research and Best Practices

A Dozen New Year's Resolutions Worth Keeping

Effective Delegation

Rocks, Elephants and Organizational Success

Conducting a Client Satisfaction Survey

Considering Religious Diversity Within Your Organization

Management or Leadership: Which Do You Need?

Harnessing Nature’s 80-20 Rule to Increase Personal, Organizational Success

Email Etiquette for Newbies and Netizens

Faux Pas of Financial Presentations

Philanthropy History

The Golden Ladder of Charity

A Little Perspective on Corporate Wealth and Foundation-Based Philanthropy

The Wisdom of the Ages “On Benefits”

Strong Leaders / Strong Stories

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