Everyone loves accomplishment. There’s nothing like the feeling of hitting a goal. It’s satisfying and gives you a sense of pride. But to do it in half the usual amount of time is thrilling. That’s what happened to Ellen Bushman. Ellen is the Vice President of Development at Lutheran Family Services of Virginia. (www.lfsva.org) The30

We all love a good story about an underdog who is able to turn around a seemingly impossible situation. It gives us hope that we can do it ourselves. Here’s a story you’ll love. Well, I wouldn’t exactly call Naomi Asher an underdog, but she’s a determined Executive Director who turned her organization around 18030

Last weekend I had the privilege of speaking at the Ohio Habitat for Humanity conference. I work with lots of Habitat affiliates across the country and this was a treat to be at an event with hundreds of them! I presented several sessions, and there were definitely some themes among the info I shared. Here30

Last Thursday, I had the honor of presenting at the AFP North Carolina Conference on Philanthropy in Charlotte. My session was called “4 Simple Steps to Building Donor Relationships and Fully Funding Your Mission Using Donor-Based Fundraising.” My intention for this breakout session was to help my students focus on building donor relationships and share30