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    THE QUINTESSENTIAL FUNDRAISING MOVIE

    Posted by Danny Maier on Dec. 24, 2018

    It is Christmas season and while many know “It’s a Wonderful Life,” or “A Christmas Carol,” few have heard of the “The Bishop’s Wife,” a yuletide tale about a capital campaign to build a new cathedral. Star power of Cary Grant, David Niven and Lorretta Young aside, the plot is one that many might find far too familiar.

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    Topics: Fundraising, Culture Of Philanthrophy

    THE HEART OF A GIVER

    Posted by Thom Peters on May. 18, 2017

    My neighbor Ben is a really good kid. I have enjoyed watching him grow into a fine young man. When I was asked to write a reference letter on his behalf for a college scholarship, I felt no hesitation. And when Ben received notice that he was a recipient, I was honored to be invited to attend the awarding ceremony.

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    Topics: Stewardship, Culture Of Philanthrophy

    GETTING OUT OF THE SPECIAL EVENTS BUSINESS

    Posted by Danny Maier on Mar. 27, 2017

    In Part I of this series, we discussed the hazards of being in the “special events business” versus true fundraising. If you recognized your organization in that post, your next question is probably: “How do we become an organization more focused on major gifts?” The answer is all about culture change.

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    Topics: Fundraising, Major Gifts, Culture Of Philanthrophy, Special Events

    THE SPECIAL EVENTS BUSINESS

    Posted by Danny Maier on Mar. 23, 2017

    Part 1 of 2

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    Topics: Culture Of Philanthrophy, Special Events, Annual

    CHANGING CULTURE

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Nov. 3, 2016

    Changing a board’s philanthropic culture is a big challenge. Convincing board members to become true ambassadors, as well as campaigners, for your organization doesn’t happen overnight, but is one of the best legacies you can leave. Cultural change takes time and consistent effort. Too often, we think of this as a one meeting announcement to our board and boom! We’re done.

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    Topics: Volunteer Development, Board Development, Culture Of Philanthrophy, Annual

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