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14 January 2016

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Hamlin Grange

Next Level: Hamlin Grange interview

Check out this interview with Hamlin Grange-then join us for our Next Level Conference April 4th and 5th 2016. MT: This is Mazarine Treyz […]

5 January 2016

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Smart ways to kick fundraising pessimism to the curb

Are the people in your nonprofit a tad… risk averse? Maybe they don’t want to try any of your fundraising ideas? So, you’re in […]

10 December 2015

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learn from my fail

Here’s how I screwed up in 2015

It’s a tradition for me to tell you all of my mistakes at the end of the year. Catharsis? Confession? Just simply TMI? You […]

23 November 2015

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MockingJay

Who does Katniss Everdeen remind you of?

What did you do this weekend? I saw the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 this weekend. The theatre was packed. I have to say […]

3 November 2015

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Mastery by Robert Greene

Are you wondering how to attain mastery in fundraising?

Lately I’ve been reading a book by Robert Greene called Mastery.  Throughout this book there are stories about how people overcame incredible odds to […]

23 October 2015

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Jennifer Lawrence salary

You Deserve A Raise Today

Did you ever find out that you made a lot less than your coworkers? That happened to Jennifer Lawrence recently. Jennifer Lawrence, star of […]

20 October 2015

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LGBTQ activism in Russia

You think YOU have it tough?

It’s almost Halloween. You know what’s REALLY scary? Not the giant animatronic spider in your neighbor’s yard. I was talking with some Russian human […]

5 October 2015

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fundraising bad ideas

What to do and what NOT to do in fundraising

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing you’ve always done and expecting the different results. We’ve all heard this at one time […]

25 August 2015

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amazon is evil

What Amazon can teach us about profit over people

Did you read the New York Times story about working at Amazon? According to the New York Times, at Amazon individual performance is measured […]

10 August 2015

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Elizabeth Warren

What’s the point of fundraising?

Recently I’ve been reading up on how to get money for political office, because I will be assisting a friend in running for office. […]

22 July 2015

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 July 22, 2015
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Study your own case

Have you ever struggled to connect with high net worth donors? Are you feeling frustrated because you make so little, and they have so […]

20 July 2015

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What money means to your donors

Do you want more donors? If so, you might wonder where your current donors came from. But what makes your current donors give, and […]

15 June 2015

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sheena greer

Maybe you’re not really working for peace, says Thomas Merton

In April we created a virtual fundraising career conference, which was a howling success. We had 550 attendees, 13 presenters, and 3 days of […]

9 June 2015

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go outside kid!

4 ways you might be letting your job kill your life

This post is part two of how we abandon ourselves at work. Go back and read part one if you haven’t yet. How could […]

8 June 2015

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Job self abandonment

Are you just rolling on your back for your boss?

Recently I read an article in Elephant Journal about why our relationships fail. Its advice wasn’t just, “Talk more” or “do things together.” This […]

13 April 2015

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Are you tired of making a tiny wage?

If you are a nonprofit board member, and you are wondering why your fundraising staff doesn’t stay, it may be because you are not […]

2 April 2015

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mazarine Treyz

Is there a lot of deadwood in your office?

Here’s a picture of me with some dead wood on the beach. Dead wood can be quite beautiful in a certain context. But what […]

30 March 2015

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Sheena Greer

Interview with Sheena Greer on fundraising boundaries #frcareer

Why is your fundraising job so overwhelming? What can you do about it? Maybe it’s about boundaries. Want to learn to have better boundaries […]

17 March 2015

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How to get more done in your fundraising office

 The magical expanding job One of the things that is so troubling about our nonprofit jobs is that they seem to expand to fill […]

16 March 2015

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Antifragile Nassim Taleb

How can you make your nonprofit impervious to shock?

  So in 2011 I wrote about a book called The Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb. good book. He now considers it an appendix […]