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January News – What’s Your Plan?

What's Your Plan? Last month, last year, I shared with you my lessons learned and gratitude felt. This month is how to put goals and resolutions into action, which means having a plan. You know I love a good plan. I usually have a plan in mind for each week…
vicky
January 12, 2023
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December News – Gratitude 3.0

Gratitude 3.0 The end of year holidays is a natural time for reflection. We think about what we’ve accomplished and what we haven’t, mostly what we haven’t. It’s also the time I remember friends and family who’ve passed on: Roy, Guy, Jeff, Ivonne; one very recently and I grieve for…
vicky
December 17, 2022
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November News – Gratitude and Fundraising

Gratitude and Fundraising When I did a google search for “gratitude and fundraising,” I got 25,500 results. I did another search without the quotation marks and got 16,000,000. Apparently, there’s a lot to say on this topic. I’ve included links to three articles for those of you who would like…
vicky
November 17, 2022
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October News – Ethics Awareness Month

Ethics Awareness Month October is AFP Ethics Awareness Month and Mike Geiger, President of AFP Global, wants us to “Live Ethics Out Loud!” I’m not quite sure what that means, but there’s lots of information available on the website, https://afpglobal.org/ethicsmonth. AFP Code of Ethical Standards Donor Bill of Rights Toolkit…
vicky
November 2, 2022
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September News – Careers in Professional Fundraising

There’s More Than One Chief Development Officer Grant Writer Charitable Gift Planner Annual Fund Manager Database Specialist Prospect Researcher Donor Relations Director Director of Foundations Director of Alumni Relations Director of Grants Philanthropic Advisor Event Planner Digital Engagement Officer Grants Manager Corporate Relations Director Senior Directors Vice Presidents Associates Consultants…
vicky
September 21, 2022
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August News – Birthday Month

August is all about me and other lucky people who are born under the Sun sign of Leo. Happy Birthday month to Us! Birthdays usually mean a time for reflection. What happened this year. What to look forward in the coming year. This year I’ve experienced the loss of several…
vicky
August 24, 2022
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July News – Tactics and Methods

July is hot. Whether you’re in a muggy humid climate or a desert dry one, hot is still hot. For some of us in the fundraising world, July is a slow month. There are no events or campaigns. People take time off from work, even donors. July is the time…
vicky
July 19, 2022
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June News – Pay Equity and More

It’s been several news cycles since this story came out, but it still resonates with me: equal pay for equal work. US Soccer will pay their professional players – women and men – the same. This was announced May 18 with little fanfare. It was so understated, I double checked…
vicky
June 20, 2022
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May News – Imposter Syndrome

Who among us has ever felt out of place, like we don’t belong, like “if they only knew…”? I’ll be the first to raise my hand. I did not graduate college right out of high school like I planned. Instead, I got pregnant, got married, had more children, divorced, and…
vicky
May 12, 2022
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April News – Solicitation and Stewardship

April signals the end of the first quarter of the year and the beginning of serious fundraising. We’re headed back to the big fundraising luncheons, fashion shows and galas. And let’s not forget the golf tournaments and clay shoots. It’s also the time to meet your donors and make your…
vicky
April 13, 2022