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    A GREAT WORKFORCE

    Posted by Danny Maier on Aug. 3, 2015

    How much time do you spend on employee issues? Hiring, orienting, training, mentoring…cumulatively, I bet it is a lot. Sitting in a CEO’s office recently, he recounted all his challenges with development staff: “We recruit, orient, train and then BOOM! They’re gone!”

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    Topics: Appreciation, Development, Staff

    SIX WORD STORY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Sep. 23, 2014

    There’s a popular meme on Twitter, challenging people to write a six word story. Recently, we challenged a group of development officers to write their own six word stories about the state of fundraising in their organizations.

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    Topics: Fundraising, Development

    ROOM FOR HOPE: A CASE STUDY

    Posted by DBD Team on Sep. 13, 2014

    Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services Inc. (Oshkosh, WI) provides a variety of services to help the victims of domestic violence and to prevent violence before it starts. As the demand for their shelter services grew, they knew they needed to expand and remodel the 1908 Victorian mansion that is a home and haven to those who seek shelter there.

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    Topics: Capital Campaign, Fundraising, Endowment, Development, Domestic Abuse

    WHO LOVES YOU? SIX WAYS TO IDENTIFY TOP PROSPECTS

    Posted by Jon Simons on Mar. 18, 2014

    One of the key things any campaign needs to be successful is a strong prospective donor base. Seems obvious enough, but many organizations spend more time on the plans for their new building than they do on cultivating the donor relationships that could make that dream a reality.

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    Topics: Development, Donor, Prospect

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