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    THE "-ANCE" IN YOUR PLANS

    Posted by Brian Keel on Jun. 4, 2019

    Who doesn’t love budgeting?  Whether it’s getting your arms around spending at home, watching members of Congress debate on C-SPAN or sitting through meetings at the office, budgeting is one of the great joys of life…Right?

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    Topics: finance, budget

    FOCUS ON THE DESTINATION

    Posted by Laura De Vries on May. 29, 2019

    “Mind the gap” echoed through the colorfully tiled RATP Metro as I stepped from the platform to the train on a journey from Paris to Geneva.  My focus briefly diverted from the excitement and joy of the journey to the necessary caution ahead me.  Each time the train door opened,  the same voice reminded me to mind the gap in several languages.  I recall glancing at the gap at my first stop, being amused as passengers stepped over it at the second, and growing deaf to it by the third, as my focus shifted to the exciting journey ahead of me…

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    Topics: Vision

    CREATING A PLACE TO HEAL

    Posted by DBD Team on May. 21, 2019
    Earlier this month, Idaho Youth Ranch hosted a grand opening of phase one of their new Hands of Promise Campus in Caldwell, Idaho.
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    Topics: Case Studies

    EXERCISING GRATITUDE

    Posted by Jason Fry on May. 16, 2019

     

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    Topics: Stewardship

    NEEDY VS WORTHY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Apr. 23, 2019

    I have the wonderful opportunity to learn from our clients and their volunteers across the country. The wonderful balance of staff and volunteer engagement makes this work rich and rewarding.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Board Leadership, Development, Making The Ask, Donor, Nonprofit

    FROM NUMBERS TO NAMES

    Posted by Danny Maier on Apr. 12, 2019

     

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    Topics: Case For Support, Case Statement, Blue Flame Case, Making The Case

    CONQUERING CONFERENCES

    Posted by DBD Team on Mar. 27, 2019

    In the course of your career, you’ll likely have a chance to attend professional development conferences. These conferences offer a variety of opportunities to connect, learn and get inspired.

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    Topics: Conference

    ENERGIZING MAJOR GIFTS

    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Mar. 20, 2019

    For the past two years, DBD Group has been working with a cohort of nonprofit leaders from across the country on strategies for improving annual giving. While there are many learnings to be shared, I think the most interesting may be what we’ve learned in developed major gift relationships.

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    Topics: Annual Campaign, Annual, Annual Fundraising

    A STRONG FOUNDATION

    Posted by Brian Keel on Mar. 12, 2019

    During visits to Chicago in a former job, I was struck by an unusually designed building across the Chicago River. This two-acre lot had previously sat undeveloped for decades while stakeholders sought a way to utilize the space for maximum efficiency and impact. 

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    Topics: Capital Campaign, Capital Readiness, Fundraising Management, Resource Development

    THE PAIN IN YOUR ASK

    Posted by Jon Simons on Mar. 6, 2019

    Fundraising is a lot like yoga. If it hurts, you are probably doing it wrong.

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    Topics: Ask, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Patience, Making The Ask

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