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June News – Abundance vs. Poverty Mentality

What is a poverty mentality or poverty mindset? It is the culture of an organization perpetuated by the board and the leadership. It is the half empty rather than the half full outlook on life. It is, “We don’t have the money, we’ll never have the money, so get used…
vicky
June 9, 2021
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May News – Gray Hair and Assumptions People Make

COVID-19 has changed our lives. It has changed the way we communicate, the way we work and, the way we play. In my case, it has also changed the way I look. After months of being confined to home, my roots started to show. Now, it’s one thing to admit…
vicky
May 10, 2021
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April News – IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access

These words: inclusion, diversity, equity, access have become buzzwords, used interchangeably. That’s why I’m starting with the definitions. Each word has a different meaning, but they are all positive responses to the challenges we face in our communities across the country. Inclusion: (noun) the act of including. Include (transitive verb)…
vicky
April 20, 2021
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March News – Planning Your Next Fundraising Cycle

Identify, Research, Cultivate, Solicit, Steward. How many times have you gone through this cycle? As fundraisers, that’s what we do. Some of us work for large institutions with research departments and donor relations teams, but I would say, the majority of us work for much smaller organizations with one or…
vicky
March 10, 2021
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30% Of All Charitable Giving Is Done In December

October 1st, Q4 is here and COVID19 or not, we still have to raise money for our nonprofit organizations, especially now, at the end of the year when 30% of all charitable giving is done in the U.S. Our clients, our patrons, our communities depend on us. If you haven’t…
vicky
October 1, 2020
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Choosing a Professional Membership Organization to Join

AFP, Association of Fundraising Professionals: https://afpglobal.org/ CASE, Council for Advancement and Support of Education: https://www.case.org/ AHP, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy: https://www.ahp.org/ American Grant Writers Association: https://grantstation.com/mvp-partners/American-Grant-Writers--Association American Prospect Research Association: https://www.aprahome.org/ American Marketing Association: https://www.ama.org/ 13 associations for event planners: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-planning/associations/ Data Management Association: https://dama.org/ National Association of Charitable Gift…
vicky
December 23, 2019
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Foundations Are People, Too

If you only get one thing from this article, let it be this: Follow the instructions. Yep, that’s it. Follow the instructions. Give the grant maker what they ask for. Don’t say too much or too little. If they want to know the color of the walls in your office,…
vicky
November 10, 2019
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400,000,000 and Counting

There is so much information at our fingertips. Our mobile devices are handheld computers that allow us to look up anything at any time. There are blogs, websites and videos on any subject you can imagine. Type “fundraising” into your favorite search engine and you will get more than 400,000,000…
vicky
October 15, 2019