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    BLUE FLAME CASE

    Posted by Lora Dow on Aug. 24, 2016

    In this series, the DBD Team is taking a deeper look at some of the axioms we use when working with clients. In today’s blog, Lora explores our idea of “The Blue Flame Case.” To read other axiom blogs,  click here. 

    In our work with nonprofits and churches, we focus on four key areas: leadership, case, prospects and a plan. When those four areas are well-executed, a campaign is much more likely to succeed.

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    Topics: Case For Support, Case Statement, Axiom, Blue Flame Case

    THE KIND TRUTH

    Posted by Jon Simons on Aug. 8, 2016

    In this series, the DBD Team is taking a deeper look at some of the axioms we use when working with clients. In today’s blog, Jon Simons explores our axiom “Always tell the kind truth.” To read other axiom blogs, click here

    Today it is easier than ever to “give feedback.” Social media gives us an unfiltered voice and an ever-growing audience. Anyone with a smart phone and Wi-Fi can position themselves as an “expert” on just about any topic they choose. The comments section on websites ranges from mindless to mildly entertaining to cruel, abusive and irresponsible.

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    Topics: What We Believe, Axiom

    THE BEST PREDICTOR OF FUTURE GIVING

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Jul. 26, 2016

    In this series, the DBD Team will take a deeper look at some of the axioms we use when working with our clients. In today’s blog, Peggy reflects on our axiom: “The Best Predictor of Future Giving Is Current Giving.” To read other axiom blogs, click here.

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    Topics: Major Gifts, Axiom

    EARNING THE RIGHT TO ASK

    Posted by Mike Bussey on Jul. 20, 2016

    In this series, the DBD Team will take a deeper look at some of the axioms we use when working with our clients. In today’s blog, Mike expands on our axiom: “Earning the Right to Ask.” To read other axiom blogs, click here.

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    Topics: Leadership, Art Of The Ask, Axiom

    LEADERSHIP IS EVERYTHING

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Jul. 12, 2016

    In this series, the DBD Team will take a deeper look at some of the axioms we use when working with our clients. In today’s blog, Bruce reflects on our axiom: “Leadership is Everything.” To read other axiom blogs, click here.

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    Topics: Leadership, Axiom

    A TALE OF TWO LETTERS

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Jun. 6, 2016

    In this series, the DBD Team will take a deeper look at some of the axioms we use when working with our clients. In today’s blog, Michele Goodrich reflects on our axiom: “The best cultivation is a great gift-giving experience.”

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    Topics: Stewardship, Thank You Letter, Axiom

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