Look carefully at every nonprofit you consider really successful.  I bet they each have a clear vision they are working to achieve. And I bet it’s something impressive. Maybe they’re working to eliminate illiteracy in their community, or find homes for every homeless animal. Whatever their vision it’s something that people can easily imagine in30

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It’s that time of year again. That time when lots of people start making New Year’s resolutions. Which reminds me – I saw a funny cartoon today where two dogs were talking. One dog said “What’s a new year’s resolution?” The second dog said “It’s a To Do list for the first week of January.”30

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Money. The very word makes most of us….even fundraising professionals…cringe. Being a fundraiser doesn’t mean that you’re comfortable asking for or discussing money. Isn’t that funny and maybe a little odd? It is such an important part of just about everything we do and yet it is a topic that we fear. Nonprofits must have30

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(This was one of my most popular posts. I’ve updated it a little and would love your comments.) Are you the one person in your office who does everything? Do you wear “Fundraiser” as one of your many hats and get frustrated when there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? This30

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