No one knows everything. It’s true. They don’t. We live in a world full of very smart, clever people who are constantly thinking up and trying out new ways to do things. If you’re not finding cool people to learn from, you’re working too hard. It’s easy to find them these days, thanks to the30

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One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that there are two sides of fundraising. There’s the outside part where all the “how to” stuff lives. Do this, don’t do that, love your donors, etc. Then there’s the inside part where it’s all about how you think and what you feel. Really, it’s mindset. And30

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Wouldn’t you love a crystal ball that you could gaze into and see just what the future holds?   You’d know how to make the best choices. Which paths to take. What to say “no” to.   But, isn’t the unknown the fun of life?   My inner perfectionist says “NO!” She wants to know30

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Good nonprofit fundraising is based on relationships. We all know that. And what does it take to build relationships? It takes energy, effort, and often, face time. You know – that ‘meeting-in-the-flesh,’ ‘I-see-you,’ ‘I-can-read-your-body-language’ kind of time. It looks easy for a lot of people. But not so much for us introverts. Raise your hand30

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Going to conferences is fun.   You get away from the chaos of the office for a while. You get to meet cool new people. You hear fresh ideas and new ways of doing things. Maybe you even get some free goodies in the exhibit hall.   Then the conference ends and you head home.30

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There’s a common misconception among nonprofits and it goes something like this: “Every last penny we can get our hands on should go directly to programs. And we’ll pinch that penny until it screams.” I agree that programs should be funded. In fact, they should be so well funded that you have all the supplies30

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Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up? Like you’re drowning in fundraising information? Every day, there are new articles to read, videos to watch, and tricks to learn. There are tips to master and checklists to download and use.If you’re like most people, you do the best you can to read the30

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