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[VIDEO] How Do I Relate to a Donor?

[VIDEO] How Do I Relate to a Donor?

A donor and I were chatting over salads discussing what my organization was achieving. I kept saying my organization does this, my organization does that—as if the building was achieving the accomplishments. The donor looked at me and said, "I like you, not your organization." She was relating to the organization in a personal way—person to person. Watch my two minute video below and let me share with you a few tips when relating to donors person to person.Read more »
Stop Being Bullied by Bad Hires

Stop Being Bullied by Bad Hires

Have you’ve been bullied? No, not the bullies on the playground. I am talking about workplace bullies. Those employees that may not kick and scream out loud, but still push and manipulate you to get their way. That, my friend, is a bully. Advocace’s RIGHT CoachSM can help your ministry recruit, interview, group interview, hire, train and coach new key staff members.Read more »
How to Send Relevant Messaging to Your Donors

How to Send Relevant Messaging to Your Donors

Jason sat across from me eating lunch as he explained his mission at his organization. He said, “No one is doing this work.”

I tried not to say anything. “This is why people need to give to us, and that’s what I am going to tell them,” he continued. Jason was convinced that if he communicated to his database list that his organization was the only one doing this work, they would give to him.

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6 Ways You Can Stop Being a Ho-Hum Leader

6 Ways You Can Stop Being a Ho-Hum Leader

The Director sits back in the ergo-chair with a stack of papers on his tiny desk. Numerous small, pink sheets lie next to the scribble pad that say, “Please Return Call”. Eyes closed, the Director considers the latest of issues that had to be dealt with. This constant pull of attention keeps the Director away from non-emergent, but just as important tasks.Read more »
4 Foolproof Ways to Success in Fundraising for Your Ministry

4 Foolproof Ways to Success in Fundraising for Your Ministry

Benjamin Franklin said that “any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain- and most fools do”. When working in advancement or development, it is easy to start complaining since so much pressure is placed on you and how much money you raise. So here are some Foolproof ways to keep your sanity and stay wise in this crazy fundraising world. Foolproof #1: It’s Not You In fundraising work, we can take our perceived failures as “there is something wrong with me.” Tha ...Read more »
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