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4 Ways to Work Holidays into Your Development Plans

The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving mark the beginning of what I like to think of as the development marathon. Turkey day (or Tofurkey day for some of us) is quickly followed by the fabulous newer tradition of Giving Tuesday, which marks the beginning of the first big Christmas donation push, which blends into the new year, when many boards have their first fiscal meetings and make important decisions about grant making. 681 more words


Hurry Up and Work

We all know the expression “hurry up and wait” can apply to any number of red-tape laden tasks, but what about development? I’ve heard development personnel (sometimes even managers and directors!) say this, but they couldn’t be more wrong. 420 more words


5 Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The fundraising world of 2015 is dominated by crowdfunding platforms, and while a good development specialist still needs to know an LOI from a Statement of Need, the modern fundraiser has to know how to pull off a successful crowdfunder without a hitch. 528 more words



On July 22nd, we welcomed a panel from The Bridgespan Group for an interactive Lunch+Learn. Abe Grindle, Christina Triantaphyllis, Matt Plummer, Mike Levine and Jake Segal shared how to create “scaling that works” to actively solve problems and achieve truly transformative growth. 111 more words

Next Mile Project

Promote Yourself... or No One Will

A few weeks back I was invited to attend a spring fashion show at the Center Club in Baltimore, MD. Now if you’re not familiar with the Center Club, it’s a premier, member-only, business dining club for Baltimore’s top professionals; situated in the inner harbor with amazing views of the city’s skyline, harbor, and other tourist attractions. 797 more words