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    GRIT

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on May. 3, 2016

    Over the last few years, the term “grit” has been popping up in books, podcasts and lectures. It seems that grit, as it relates to leadership in popular business culture, is associated with themes of courage, follow-through and resilience.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer Development, Grit, The Dip

    POWERING THROUGH THE DIP

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Mar. 2, 2016

    Every non-profit leader is familiar with the feeling: somewhere, about half-way through the campaign, you hit a dip. It happens every year, but I’m always amused at how unexpected this seems to everyone.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Volunteer Management, Annual, The Dip

    ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Sep. 8, 2014

    A few weeks ago, I attended a meeting of non-profit leaders struggling through a slump in their capital campaign.

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    Topics: Leadership, Capital Campaign, The Dip, Attitude, Happiness

    RESOLUTIONS PART III: KEEP CALM

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Jan. 9, 2014

    Happy New Year from all of us at Donor By Design! We hope your first full week of 2014 is off to a great start. This is the final blog in a three part series. In the first blog, I reviewed John Norcross’s suggestions for keeping resolutions from his book Changeology, and Jim Collins’ concept of the 20 Mile March from his book Great By Choice.  In the second blog, I talked about firing bullets before cannonballs, and using SMART goals to assess the effectiveness of your ideas before you take them to a bigger roll-out.

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    Topics: Leadership, Resolutions, Jim Collins, The Dip, Seth Godin, John Norcross

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