At a time when it’s easy to chase upstream after donors and dollars, I challenge all moving in that direction to pause and invest in your relationship with your most “Enlightened Givers”.
Through the many virtual meetings I have conducted for individuals, boards, and national organizations, I am more aware than ever before of the questions advancement and development teams have in reference to their relationships with donors, preparing for the near and long term future, how to manage campaigns being planned and
1. Keep it Simple. I once spoke with a very successful Defense Attorney. He said, “If you argue ten points, even if each is significant, when they get back to the jury room, they won’t remember any.” Be a master of exclusion. Relentlessly prioritize. You don’t need to keep it short. Just keep it simpl
With this very difficult situation affecting nonprofit organizations and institutions here in the US and around the world, we would like to share with you a piece Jerry Panas wrote during the 2008 financial crisis. In so many ways, it seems very appropriate for today.