Category Archives: About Giving

A last minute major gift on New Year’s Eve? Hey, you never know!

Hey fundraisers and non-profit managers – did I ever tell you the one about the $100,000 gift my organization received at 11:00 pm on New Year’s Eve? I didn’t?  Probably because it never happened.  But it could.  And that’s what … 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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A case for giving that goes beyond the gifts!

The following piece was printed in the “Another Voice” column in the Sunday, December 11, 2011 edition of The Buffalo News. http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/from-our-readers/another-voice/article668674.ece The holidays are always a magical time. Our desire to share and to help is perhaps stronger than … Continue reading

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