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Getting through the troughs

I was talking to a nonprofit Executive Director last week about fundraising. We spent most of our time unpacking the heart of every fundraising meeting: the energy you bring into the room. It’s not just important, it is everything. No … Continue reading

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Transform the spark

There’s a feeling that happens every once in a while…you have a fleeting moment of recognition and hear a quite voice saying there’s something different you could do, right here, right now, in this situation. Where does that feeling come … Continue reading

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And what this means is

Whether you are presenting slides or sending out a dashboard to your Board of Directors, every single time you share numbers or graphs or a table, it’s your job to start with simply explaining “this is what this means.” Of … Continue reading

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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

I’ve been a big fan of Atul Gawande ever since I read Complications, which is still one of my favorite books. Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the … Continue reading

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In case you didn’t get my blog today

A couple of people mentioned to me that my blog posts have started ending up in their spam filters. Seth Godin explained better than I could what is going on here and what you can do about it (below). I … Continue reading

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15 ways you can reach me

Today a friend apologized to me for not seeing a Skype text I’d sent him last week (no problem). This got me thinking about the incoming communication tools that I have, all the ways people can reach me. Work email … Continue reading

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Tactics, tactics, tactics

“Tell me which lines to draw, which numbers to paint, which tool to use, which step comes next!” “Help me find all the small places I can adjust, without changing me.” No, no. Changing you intentions, changing your mental model, … Continue reading

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