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Everything Fundraisers Are Afraid to Say About “Capital Campaigns”

Everything Fundraisers Are Afraid to Say About “Capital Campaigns”

Throw a verbal grenade in your next Board meeting by announcing, “Let’s start a Capital Campaign to raise huge amounts of money!” BOOM! Everyone in the room will flashback… usually to a bad capital campaign experience.  They remember the fundraising guru who insisted upon a feasibility study to kick off the campaign.  Tom Suddes wrote aboutRead more about Everything Fundraisers Are Afraid to Say About “Capital Campaigns”[…]

Want Bloomberg’s Money?  We Can Help!

Want Bloomberg’s Money? We Can Help!

Disclaimer:  I don’t know former mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, but He is clear about the way to receive a gift from people who think like him.  His framework for making decisions about making charitable investments is in a recent article: “I’m a practical person,” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview at Bloomberg Philanthropies ahead ofRead more about Want Bloomberg’s Money? We Can Help![…]

Why Change?  You’re Going to Fail Anyway!

Why Change? You’re Going to Fail Anyway!

Most of us do not believe change is possible.  Even when the change is positive, it’s often rejected.  Why do we fight change… often to the death? Alan Deutschman wrote a fascinating book, entitled Change or Die where he wrote: 90% of patients with severe heart disease fail to CHANGE their own lifestyles … even afterRead more about Why Change? You’re Going to Fail Anyway![…]

You Hired Oscar and Eeyore… How’s That Working For You?

You Hired Oscar and Eeyore… How’s That Working For You?

Leadership boils down to communicating the right story to your internal team.  Crisis will strike, and you need people who can frame the story of your crisis in a way that provides clarity and hope.  No one said changing the world is easy.  You get to choose the message you want to communicate, so getRead more about You Hired Oscar and Eeyore… How’s That Working For You?[…]

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