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    LEVERAGING VOLUNTEERS FOR GREATER FINANCIAL SUCCESS

    CAPTAIN OF THE KICKBALL TEAM

    HOW BIG IS YOUR FRYING PAN?

    DBD PODCAST: Engaging Local Government as a Major Donor/Partner

    SHARE YOUR PROGRESS

    FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR

    FOUNDATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

    THE REAL RISK

    POWERFUL QUESTIONS

    DBD PODCAST: The Future for Nonprofits

    COURSE CORRECTION

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    ROOKIE MISTAKES

    INVOLVING STAKEHOLDERS

    JUST BREATHE

    CREATING A MAJOR GIFTS CULTURE IN 2021

    DBD PODCAST: Partnerships and Collaborations

    EMPATHY

    BUSTING ENDOWMENT MYTHS

    CARING FOR STAFF

    BORING YOUR BOARD

    DBD AXIOMS: VISION LEAKS

    LEVERAGING ANNIVERSARIES

    ASSISTANCE FOR NONPROFITS

    YOU'RE ON MUTE

    THE ROLE OF A SEARCH COMMITTEE

    DBD AXIOMS: Blue Flame Case

    CRAFTING A NEW VISION

    9 THINGS FOR 2021

    THE BRIDGE FROM FEAR TO HOPE

    DO MORE WITH LESS

    THE THREE Rs

    Happy Holidays 2020

    LESSONS OF GENEROSITY

    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN 2021

    Thankless?

    DBD AXIOMS: Interest and Capacity

    MOVE THE C

    DBD AXIOMS: Leadership Is Everything

    DROP THE PADDLE

    CULTIVATING SUSTAINABILITY

    NONPROFIT ECOSYSTEMS PART 2

    NONPROFIT ECOSYSTEMS PART 1

    DIRECT MAIL IS NOT DEAD

    LEARNING AND UNLEARNING

    THE NEW SHAPE OF PHILANTHROPY

    FAITH KEEPERS, STEP FORWARD

    RETHINKING FINANCIAL STRATEGIES

    THE ROLE OF GIVING DAYS

    HOPE, NOT HYPE

    PIVOT YOUR CASE

    HOLD THE LINE

    FIRM IN MISSION. FLEXIBLE IN DELIVERY.

    MOVING FORWARD

    PERSPECTIVE

    CONNECTING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

    WHAT WE DO KNOW

    FINDING CERTAINTY

    THE THANK YOU TREE

    HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM A CONSULTANT

    HOW IT IS GIVEN

    GROW SMART

    BE THE BEST AT SAYING THANKS

    FOGGY CASES

    BEFORE YOU ASK FOR HELP

    DARE TO LEAD

    ECONOMIC REALITIES

    SUDDENLY IT HAPPENED

    UNDERPROMISE AND OVERSERVE

    SLOW AND STEADY

    CULTIVATING CURIOSITY

    Friday Thoughts

    Building a High Performance Development Team

    9 WAYS TO GET STARTED AS A FUNDRAISER

    WELL DONE FAITHFUL SERVANT

    CHILL SUMMER

    1 + 1 = 3

    THE "-ANCE" IN YOUR PLANS

    FOCUS ON THE DESTINATION

    CREATING A PLACE TO HEAL

    EXERCISING GRATITUDE

    NEEDY VS WORTHY

    FROM NUMBERS TO NAMES

    CONQUERING CONFERENCES

    ENERGIZING MAJOR GIFTS

    A STRONG FOUNDATION

    THE PAIN IN YOUR ASK

    KNOW VS KNEW

    SEEING IS BELIEVING

    FUNDRAISING MUSCLE MEMORY

    CROSSING THE FINISH LINE

    BE PREPARED

    THE QUESTIONS AFTER THE ANSWER

    INFORMATION VS AFFIRMATION

    ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    TELL ME EVERYTHING

    DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC BOARD

    COMMUNITY IS A VERB

    LESSONS FROM 2008

    NEW YEAR'S GUESTS

    THE QUINTESSENTIAL FUNDRAISING MOVIE

    YEAR-END SHOUT OUTS

    END OF YEAR FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES

    WHAT’S IN A NAME?

    DEVELOPING YOUR CASE FOR SUPPORT

    TAX LAW CHANGES – BE PREPARED FOR YEAR END

    THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT LEADER

    STEP UP YOUR GAME

    BACK-BUCKET LIST

    BE A LEADER, NOT A LID

    WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES

    END OF SUMMER SHOUT OUTS

    A CULTURE OF HOSPITALITY

    TALKING IN 3D

    A LEADER PEOPLE WANT TO FOLLOW

    BURNING QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE LATEST GIMMICK?

    BURNING QUESTIONS: I’M AFRAID TO ASK

    BURNING QUESTIONS: FEASIBILITY STUDY READINESS

    SUMMER BOOK CLUB: GENERATION IMPACT

    SUMMER BOOK CLUB: MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING

    SUMMER BOOK CLUB: TOXIC CHARITY

    SUMMER BOOK CLUB: GRIT – THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE

    THE ONCE-A-YEAR MYTH

    VOLUNTEER CHURN

    GUTSY NOMINATING COMMITTEES

    UNINTENDED VOLUNTEERS

    RELUCTANT LEADERS

    FUNDRAISING FOOLISHNESS

    DON’T GO IT ALONE

    FACTS TELL, BUT STORIES SELL

    RECRUITING THE RIGHT LEADERS

    WHO SHOULD LEAD?

    WHO REALLY CARES?

    PRIVILEGE OF PURPOSE

    ARE YOUR LEADERS READY TO TELL YOUR STORY?

    THE ANTI-DECIDER

    WHAT COMES BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN?

    FEBRUARY SHOUT OUTS

    HOW TO ASK

    TELLING (AND LISTENING) YOUR BETTER STORY

    CAN I GET A BURGER REFILL?

    PREPARING FOR THE ASK

    TRUST YOUR DONORS

    JANUARY SHOUT OUTS

    RESOLUTION: PERMISSION TO SAY NO

    RESOLUTION: BECOME RICHER, SMARTER AND MORE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT

    RESOLUTION: TRUST YOUR VOLUNTEERS

    WHAT TAX LAWS CHANGE… AND WHAT THEY DON’T

    RESOLUTION: FIX IT BEFORE IT BREAKS

    RESOLUTION: 1 – 2 – 3!

    RESOLUTION: BE GRATEFUL

    RESOLUTION: BE A MENTOR

    RESOLUTION: GET PERSONAL

    DECEMBER SHOUT OUTS

    BRINGING PEACE

    YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES. GRIT.

    A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

    THANKING FAMILY

    OCTOBER SHOUT OUTS

    THE COSTS OF CHANGE

    CLOSE ENOUGH TO SMELL THE SMOKE

    AT THE END OF YOUR ROPE

    COAT AND TIE

    EMERGENCY VS URGENCY

    SEPTEMBER SHOUT OUTS

    GET CLOSE

    THE 3 E’S OF A GOOD CASE

    IF YOU ARE, I AM

    BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT BOARD DEVELOPMENT

    FROM 80/20 TO ONE ON ONE

    AUGUST CHALLENGE

    TURNING MEMORIES INTO LEGACY

    AGAINST THE ODDS

    MISSION-DRIVEN GOALS

    REVERSE MENTORS

    TELL ME YOUR STORY

    SEEING YOURSELF IN THE STORY

    ENDURING DONOR LOVE

    AUTHENTIC AND PERSONAL

    MORE THAN A VACATION

    KEEPING YOUR BALANCE

    REBOOTING ENDOWMENT DEVELOPMENT

    THREE KEYS TO STRONGER DONOR RELATIONSHIPS

    THE HEART OF A GIVER

    IT’S NOT ABOUT THE PICKLES

    BUZZ VS HONEY

    TOP OF MIND

    STAYING IN TOUCH

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    DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH FRIENDS?

    SHOW AND TELL

    LESSONS FROM UNITED AIRLINES

    STANDING ON THE ICEBERG

    A BIAS FOR ACTION

    THE LESSONS OF FAILURE

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