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    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

    KNOW VS KNEW

    Posted by Danny Maier on Feb. 27, 2019

    Recently, I was speaking with a close friend who made a bad hire when filling a development position.  "I ultimately went with someone I know, not someone who knew."

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    Topics: Nonprofit Staff, Pat Lencioni, Hiring, Career Growth, Staff Development, Staff

    SEEING IS BELIEVING

    Posted by Kim Hinrichs on Feb. 25, 2019

    This year as a Christmas present, my incredible in-laws made a donation to provide tuition to students in Tanzania. The generous gift will pay for 20 children to attend school for the next year. I can only imagine the happiness felt by the children who received this gift.  

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    Topics: Donor Engagement

    FUNDRAISING MUSCLE MEMORY

    Posted by Robin Jordan on Feb. 21, 2019

    In November, I achieved a personal goal of running my seventh half marathon.  I had not run a long distance in a few years; and, I am admittedly a few years older. Training and preparation are very important for any long-distance challenge. With a very busy schedule, I was concerned about having enough time to train. 

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    Topics: Fund Development

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