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    SLOW AND STEADY

    Posted by Kim Hinrichs on Sep. 17, 2019

    Recently my family of four sat down to a "friendly" game of Monopoly.  My two competitive sons and husband were eager to gobble up any property that became available to dominate the game and thereby be proclaimed Monopoly champion.  

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    Topics: Donor Cultivation, Donor Relations, Relationship Building

    DROP THE MASK

    Posted by Jon Simons on Oct. 24, 2016

    This October, the Donor By Design team is tackling spooky situations in development. Join us this month for hair-raising stories and cautionary tales of frightful fundraising!

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    Topics: Donor Engagement, Relationship Building

    HOW TO TREAT A FRIEND

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Sep. 19, 2016

    As we travel the country doing feasibility studies, one thing we encounter almost every time, is a donor who cannot be interviewed because they are upset with the organization for not appropriately recognizing their contribution during the last capital campaign.

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Relationship Building, Church Stewardship

    PERKS OF THE JOB

    Posted by Danny Maier on Jul. 16, 2015

    “I hate asking for money!” That’s the refrain we often hear from volunteers and staff alike, especially at the beginning of a campaign. I even heard it from Dr. Ed Miller of John Hopkins Medical School… someone who raised $2.2 billion during his tenure.

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    Topics: Philanthropy, Art Of The Ask, Relationship Building

    WHAT DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE?

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Feb. 7, 2014

    I often find myself encouraging our nonprofit clients to spend the month of February “loving up” donors and volunteers. I’ve realized that some don’t know what I mean by that. “Bruce,” they say, “We just sent them a thank you letter. Isn’t that enough? I don’t want to bother them.”

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    Topics: Volunteer Appreciation, Donor Recognition, Relationship Building

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