As we close in on the end of the first quarter of 2017, my big question for you is this: Will you meet your Q1 goals? Do you even HAVE quarterly goals? Setting goals for the year is smart. Breaking those annual goals down into quarterly ones is even smarter. Breaking those into monthly goals30

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Happy New or Mid Year!   If your fiscal year starts July 1, Happy New Year!  Otherwise, Happy Mid Year! Regardless of when you turn the page, this is a good time to stop and reflect on where you are.   We all get so busy in the doing that we often neglect the planning30

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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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There’s no magic pill to help you raise money. No silver bullet. No enchanted want. Raising money takes work and commitment. But there are some things that make long-term, sustainable fundraising easier. Being able to fully fund your nonprofit mission is about something bigger than just fundraising. It’s not about getting rich people to give.30

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You worked so hard on that letter. You wrote and rewrote. Your coworkers and Board members all looked at it. You’ve made so many rounds of changes and tweaks that you’re just SURE it’s a winner. So you send it out and wait. And wait. Donations start to trickle in, but nothing like what you30

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Freedom: the absence of necessity, coercion or constraint in choice or action.Here in the US, we’re celebrating Independence Day. It’s a holiday that means summertime fun to many: watermelon, cookouts, and fireworks. It also means freedom – freedom to live how we want to live. Here are some other definitions of freedom (www.merriam-webster.com): Being released30

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I love it when readers write in and share their thoughts. Last week’s article “Go From Squeamish to Successful When You Ask For Money” apparently struck a nerve. Thanks to all who told me how much you got from that. One was so good I wanted to share it with you. Here’s some nonprofit fundraising30

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