Category Archives: About Constituent Development, Fundraising and Marketing

If You Want to Get in the Game, then Get in the Game!

A better title for this post would be “The Benefits of Membership in the WNY Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.”  But that’s not very compelling, is it? Yesterday the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) had … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Feedback

I’ve been thinking a lot about “feedback” these days. feed·back  (ˈfēdˌbak)  noun,  1. information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement.  synonyms: response, reaction, comments, criticism; Without feedback, what … Continue reading

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Oops! You Need to Know Better When You Know More!

Oops! Accidentally including sensitive information in a letter could have been a big mistake. Fortunately, for this school the recipient had a good nature and seemed to understand the context in which the letter was sent. Today’s charitable donors – … Continue reading

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This is me. I am a fundraiser.

This is who I am. I am one who can help make dreams come true. I am a designer and builder.  I am a craftsman. My stories will make you laugh or cry, think or act. I have seen mountains … Continue reading

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What makes a special event so, well, special?

It’s the way the little things feed off the big things to make everything even bigger! It’s the event chair, who’s one of the first volunteers to arrive and last to leave, getting his hands dirty and lovin’ it. It’s … Continue reading

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There’s more than one way to skin a cat….

There’s more than one way to skin a cat.  All that matters is that the cat gets skinned and they liked it.  Oh, and that the skinner liked it too. There are as many different ways to raise money today … Continue reading

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