Generally, I consider myself to be a positive person. I can usually see hope in almost any situation. But lately, a few things have really been bugging me so much about the industry I love and they keep coming at me almost daily. 747 more words
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If you are afraid to ask someone for money you should not be involved in major gift fundraising. That sounds pretty logical, right? Yet, when Richard and I get involved in helping non-profits with their major gift programs, we find so many MGOs who don’t ask their donors for gifts. 741 more words
Recently, I was sitting across the table from the CEO of a very large non-profit we work with. He said, “Jeff, tell me how our MGOs are doing.” “Well”, I said, “all of your MGOs have exceeded their revenue goals in 2012 and overall your major gift program is up 70% in revenue over last year.” 1,145 more words
The waste or misuse of time is one of the key reasons an MGO fails at his or her job.
Now, as soon as some MGOs read this statement many will say that their manager gave them some lousy donors and that’s the reason for the failure. 1,031 more words
How many times during the day do you find yourself in the middle of something you and stop and say, “Why am I doing this?” Or, as you look back over the last month or last year, how many things did you do that you’re still scratching your head over? 669 more words
Wow, can you believe 2012 is about to come to a close? I can’t. This year has just flown by. Naturally, at this point in December, I begin to think about all that has happened this past year and then I remembered that exactly a year ago I wrote the “Six New Year’s Resolutions that will Change Your Life” series. 510 more words