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August News – Passive Income and How to Get Some

When I think of passive income, I think of trust funds, stock dividends, and real estate investments. However, these are not options for nonprofits that want to add passive income to their revenue streams. The best passive income for a nonprofit is an endowment, but unless you’re a university, hospital,…
vicky
August 9, 2021
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July News – Why I Do What I Do

Why do I do what I do? This question has been with me as long as I can remember. Looking back, many of my decisions were made to please someone, like parents or husbands. Other decisions were based on my best guess of what I thought was appropriate (or not).…
vicky
August 9, 2021
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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