Tag Archives: nonprofits

A philanthropy problem

The easiest thing to forget when you are raising funds is this: Philanthropists have a philanthropy problem By “philanthropists” I mean people who consistently engage in philanthropy–people for whom philanthropy an important part of what they do and who they … Continue reading

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Here’s what you’ve been able to do

The Citibike app has a nice new feature, a pull-down menu that shows information on your latest ride and on your cumulative rides.* It’s pretty cool to see that I’ve done 613 rides for 113 hours, covering nearly 700 miles. … Continue reading

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The $30 million question

I’ve just heard a story of a major nonprofit organization that receives tens of millions of dollars annually from a single donor – around half of its operating budget – but is laying off staff because they don’t have enough … Continue reading

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On Behalf of Me

With just a week to go until the New Year, now is the time to reflect on 2014 and to thank those around us for all the help and support they have brought to us and to others. It is … Continue reading

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Individual and Institutional Fundraising

Over the past six months, a greater proportion of the fundraising I’ve been doing has been institutional rather than individual. By “institutional” I mean fundraising from people who have been charged with donating somebody else’s money – whether or not … Continue reading

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The perfect toy

Last week we got my son what he called “maybe the best present ever.”  It’s a Structures 200 Plank Set. Before buying it my wife and I kept on reading over the description to see if we were missing anything.  … Continue reading

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Neglected, then out the door

I was a DIRECTV subscriber for about six years, until I wasn’t.  Meaning, over time the ~$65/month (once it was all said and done) started to sting more and more, and while I was generally happy with the service, the … Continue reading

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