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    CHILL SUMMER

    Posted by Robin Jordan on Jul. 8, 2019

    I recently had an enlightening conversation with two smart, ambitious high school graduates. They were ready to take on the world. Both had a positive attitude towards planning and fulfilling future goals.  One of the things we discussed was the transition from high school to college. When I asked the about their pre-college summer plans, the graduates’ response was they were going to have a “chill summer”. 

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Renewal, Fundraising Campaign, Church Stewardship

    EXERCISING GRATITUDE

    Posted by Jason Fry on May. 16, 2019

     

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    Topics: Stewardship

    THE ANTI-DECIDER

    Posted by Danny Maier on Mar. 6, 2018

    I’ll preface this blog by saying it’s a bit of a tough-love message. Learning about the “Anti-Decider” has been a hard lesson for me over the years. And I confess, I still occasionally give my most earnest advice on this subject…followed in some regrettable cases with the kind truth of, “I warned you.”

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    Topics: Donor Cultivation, Philanthropy, Stewardship

    RESOLUTION: GET PERSONAL

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Jan. 1, 2018

    This January, the DBD Team is making resolutions to help us be better. Today Bruce vows to get personal. 

    Happy New Year! If you are like me, the first few days back in early January consists of cleaning up your office, creating new files, and maybe even cleaning out the dreaded emails that grow like weeds in your inbox!

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    Topics: Stewardship, Resolutions

    THANKING FAMILY

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Nov. 1, 2017

    It’s November and our minds automatically go to being thankful.

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Volunteer Appreciation, Stewardship, Thank You

    SEEING YOURSELF IN THE STORY

    Posted by Jon Simons on Jun. 15, 2017

    This summer, the Donor By Design Team is considering new ways grow the relationship with our donors… moving beyond the thank you note to a deeper connection. Today’s topic: how do you help a donor see themselves in the story? 

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    Topics: Donor Cultivation, Stewardship, Donor Love

    ENDURING DONOR LOVE

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Jun. 13, 2017

    This summer, the Donor By Design Team is considering new ways grow the relationship with our donors… moving beyond the thank you note to a deeper connection. Today’s topic: how do you cultivate enduring donor love? 

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    Topics: Stewardship, Capital Donor Wall, Donor Recognition

    AUTHENTIC AND PERSONAL

    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Jun. 7, 2017

    This summer, the Donor By Design Team is considering new ways grow the relationship with our donors… moving beyond the thank you note to a deeper connection. Today’s topic: making stewardship authentic and personal. 

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Donor Love

    MORE THAN A VACATION

    Posted by Jim Mellor on Jun. 5, 2017

    This summer, the Donor By Design Team is considering new ways to look at stewardship… going beyond the thank you note to forming deeper relationships. Today’s topic: connecting with those who give generously of their time. 

    It seems like everyone is traveling this summer! If you have been an airport in the last few weeks, you will see young people, couples, and families all on their way to somewhere. Besides the normal army of business travelers, the summer always adds that extra layer of travelers that just make traveling a slightly more crowded experience.

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    Topics: Volunteer Appreciation, Stewardship

    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

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