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Are Your Letting Donors Kick the Tires?

Think back to the last time you bought a car. Was it from a dealership, or the used car lot down the street? You probably took it for a test drive – and had an opportunity to “kick the tires” as my dad used to say. 295 more words

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Head out the Door!

How many donors did you visit this week?  Did you get out of your office, away from your phone and computer, and get in front of your donors?  311 more words

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Don’t Forget the Spouse!

Let’s face it:  major gifts are major decisions.  Your prospects likely are very much like mine.  They reach a decision to make a major gift after a long process of cultivation, thought, and reflection.  320 more words

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Be Interested

When my wife and I first found out we were going to become parents, I started collecting quotes and bits of advice that I wanted to share with our children as they grew up. 622 more words

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The Human Touch

Recently, I had to purchase a new phone. The battery was shot, I had limited storage capacity and the service was spotty most of the time. 371 more words

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Make it Personal

When new members join nonprofit Boards, one of the first things we ask of them is to identify friends, family and work colleagues with the hope of expanding our donor base, right? 265 more words

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Listen Up!

I recently took my 81 year old mother to the doctor, and, as I sat in the exam room with my her and our family doctor (yes, my mother, my sister and my children all go to the same physician) I was moved by the strong connection that my mother has with our doctor.  426 more words

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