Everyone wants to be understood.   Taking the time to understand your donor is a great investment of your resources and will pay off big later.   Think about it: the more you know about what your donors want from you, the easier it is to give it to them. And donors who get what they30

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Has this ever happened to you?   A campaign doesn’t go well. A grant doesn’t come in. Unexpected expenses pop up. Something goes wrong and throws your whole budget out of whack.   It puts your nonprofit between a rock and a hard spot financially, and all eyes look to you to pull a rabbit30

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Sometimes you just need to get out of your chair.
 
It’s easy to get into a rut at work.
 
Day in and day out, you work your routine – finishing tasks, making plans, fighting fires. (Sound familiar?)
 
Routine is not exactly a bad thing, but to learn and stretch and grow, you need to educate yourself. Read. Network. Go to conferences.
 
In other words, get out of your chair (and your routine).
 

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Oddly enough, this started with a conversation with my chiropractor. She was telling me that she’d been trying to volunteer with the local pregnancy support group. And she was frustrated. She told me a story that’s way too common. Maybe you’ve experienced this too. I sure have. She reached out to them to volunteer. They30

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  If you haven’t heard, #GivingTuesday is a big deal. Let’s review the holidays toward the end of November: Thanksgiving in the US (on a Thursday) Black Friday (when people go crazy with retail shopping) Cyber Monday (the biggest online shopping day of the year) #GivingTuesday (designed to encourage giving) #GivingTuesday is quickly becoming a30

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It’s a big deal when someone makes a gift to your nonprofit. Even a small donation shows that someone cared enough to take the time to give you money. I hope you never get so big that you forget how every dollar counts. And every donor matters. When a donor makes a gift, it’s a30

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