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    FROM NUMBERS TO NAMES

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    THE PAIN IN YOUR ASK

    KNOW VS KNEW

    SEEING IS BELIEVING

    FUNDRAISING MUSCLE MEMORY

    CROSSING THE FINISH LINE

    BE PREPARED

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    LESSONS FROM 2008

    NEW YEAR'S GUESTS

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    YEAR-END SHOUT OUTS

    END OF YEAR FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES

    WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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    TAX LAW CHANGES – BE PREPARED FOR YEAR END

    THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT LEADER

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    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

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    BURNING QUESTIONS: WHAT’S THE LATEST GIMMICK?

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    SUMMER BOOK CLUB: GENERATION IMPACT

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    THE ONCE-A-YEAR MYTH

    VOLUNTEER CHURN

    GUTSY NOMINATING COMMITTEES

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    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

    FILLING THE BUS

    IS AN INVOICE YOUR STEWARDSHIP PLAN?

    DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH FRIENDS?

    SHOW AND TELL

    LESSONS FROM UNITED AIRLINES

    STANDING ON THE ICEBERG

    A BIAS FOR ACTION

    THE LESSONS OF FAILURE

    GETTING OUT OF THE SPECIAL EVENTS BUSINESS

    THE SPECIAL EVENTS BUSINESS

    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

    BRASS TACKS VS 30,000 FEET

    HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE FUNDRAISING

    ASKING FOR PERMISSION

    A TSUNAMI IS ON THE WAY

    THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

    RETHINKING DEBT REDUCTION

    SEVEN SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL STEWARDS

    DOES SHE REALLY DISLIKE VALENTINE’S DAY?

    BEHIND THE SMILE

    DONOR LOVE LANGUAGES

    TAKING ACTION

    BUILDING A WINNING TEAM

    TEACHING GIVING

    SMALL BUT MIGHTY

    FOCUS

    JUST DO IT

    MOMENTUM

    GIFT-WRAPPED

    BEST OF DBD 2016: STEWARDSHIP

    BEST OF DBD 2016: CASE

    BEST OF DBD 2016: ASKING

    BEST OF DBD 2016: LEADERSHIP

    THE TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN’

    DO GOOD ANYWAY

    IN A SNAP

    PASSING THE BATON, PART 2

    PASSING THE BATON

    THE POWER OF A GRANDER VISION

    CHANGING CULTURE

    INDIVIDUALS VS TEAMS

    DROP THE MASK

    OWNERSHIP

    HOW TO FACE DOWN A MONSTER

    A CHILLING TALE

    DON’T SCARE THEM

    ENTERING THE UNKNOWN

    HARVEST TIME

    WHERE THERE’S A WILL…

    HOW TO TREAT A FRIEND

    A BLESSING IN DISGUISE

    THE FOURTH QUARTER

    BET ON THE JOCKEY

    BLUE FLAME CASE

    EXECUTION’S BEST FRIENDS

    THE KIND TRUTH

    THE LONG HAUL

    THE BEST PREDICTOR OF FUTURE GIVING

    EARNING THE RIGHT TO ASK

    VALUING THE MILLENNIAL PROFESSIONAL

    LEADERSHIP IS EVERYTHING

    A BUG’S EYE VIEW

    WHY TRUMPS WHAT

    RE-READING THE LESSONS

    WHAT HASN’T CHANGED

    DON’T SETTLE

    A TALE OF TWO LETTERS

    REINVIGORATING VOLUNTEER TEAMS

    WHAT NOT TO STOP

    THE 30-MINUTE MEETING

    OWN IT

    THREE LESSONS FROM THE DEATH OF AN ICON

    GRIT

    WAITING ON LIGHTNING

    THE MEETING BEFORE THE MEETING

    CHECKBOOKS AND CALENDARS

    THE MYTH OF THE BIGGER SLICE

    WHAT’S YOUR WHY?

    MAXIMIZING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    WHO ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS?

    IS YOUR VISION BIG ENOUGH?

    ARE YOU LISTENING?

    HIDDEN AGENDAS

    POWERING THROUGH THE DIP

    SEEKING ADVICE

    VISION LEAKS

    PROCEED WITH CAUTION

    HAVE YOU EVER FAILED?

    SHED A LITTLE LIGHT

    SILOS VS. CHANNELS

    WILLING TO WAIT

    RESOLUTION: DEFINE SUCCESS

    RESOLUTION: THINK LIKE A DONOR

    RESOLUTION: DREAM BIGGER

    RESOLUTION: READ

    RESOLUTION: UNPLUG AND GET CONNECTED

    RESOLUTION: FEAR NOT!

    RESOLUTION: MAKE IT MATTER

    THANKS BUT NO THANKS

    GRATITUDE WITH EVERY STEP

    HOW CAN I HELP?

    MORE THAN JUST FILLING SEATS

    ANNUAL ALWAYS WINS

    “HOW DO I FIND A GOOD DEVELOPMENT OFFICER?”

    MORE THAN A JOB

    THE VALUE OF TIME

    “YOU CAN’T RAISE MONEY TO ELIMINATE DEBT.” WANNA BET?

    FOUR INGREDIENTS FOR POWERFUL BOARDS

    SUCCESS STARTS AT THE TOP

    WHAT DATA REALLY IS

    THE POWER OF A HANDWRITTEN NOTE

    ROOKIE SMARTS

    EINSTEIN, PING PONG AND GRANDMA’S BASEMENT

    WHAT TO DO WITH A NO

    PRICELESS VISITS

    THE SMARTEST PEOPLE I KNOW

    CONNECTING PAST AND FUTURE

    SEASONS

    A GREAT WORKFORCE

    CHANGE THE REQUEST

    RETHINKING COMPETITION

    MAKING LEADERSHIP LESS LONELY

    PERKS OF THE JOB

    WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

    THE KIND OF PERSON

    SOWING SEEDS, PART II

    SUMMERTIME IS ONE-ON-ONE TIME

    BITE-SIZED PIECES

    SABOTAGING YOUR CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

    CLIMBING OUT

    MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

    FOUR STEPS TO BETTER MEETINGS

    IT JUST LOOKS EASY

    A CLEAR YES

    SHIFTING SANDS

    UNLOCKING YOUR CASE(S) FOR SUPPORT

    ARE YOU COACHABLE?

    GETTING TO THE STARTING LINE

    8 ITEMS OR LESS

    SPRING CLEANING

    THE BEST STORYTELLERS AREN’T BORN, THEY’RE MADE

    THE VALUE OF STEWARDSHIP

    BRIDGING THE GAP

    FOUNDATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

    LOOK FOR THE SEAMS

    5 MYTHS ABOUT ENDOWMENT

    SOWING SEEDS

    TURNOVER: NOT JUST DESSERTS

    IS YOUR BOARD A TEAM?

    DONATE NOW – HOW?

    COMMON GROUND

    RETHINKING DOWNTIME

    THE KIND TRUTH

    EARNING THE RIGHT

    THE BACK BURNER

    THE FIRST STEP

    YOUR ACE IN THE HOLE

    NINE YEAR-END STRATEGIES

    DBD AXIOMS: DONOR CHAMPAGNE GLASS

    THE IRS IS NOT A CHARITY

    BUILDING A SHARED VISION

    DAVID SCHMIDT

    JIM MELLOR

    BE CAREFUL WHEN PROTECTING

    AMBIVERTS

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    ANATOMY OF A THANK YOU, PART 2

    ANATOMY OF A THANK YOU, PART 1

    ANATOMY OF A THANK YOU, PART 3

    REMEMBERING A LEADER

    THE GIFT OF GIVING

    TURNING THE CORNER

    LESSONS FROM A RELUCTANT ASKER

    SIX WORD STORY

    MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK

    ROOM FOR HOPE: A CASE STUDY

    DON’T WATER THE ROCKS

    ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS

    ROBIN JORDAN-REPOKIS

    IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BUILDING

    UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

    CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS

    WALKING TOWARD THE DANGER

    ONE SWEET CASE

    UNLEASHING GENEROSITY

    KIM HINRICHS

    IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BALLOONS

    DRIVING LEADERS

    DON’T NEGLECT YOUR FAMILY

    TRASHY LEADERSHIP

    UNCOMPLICATED PROBLEMS

    PRUDENT PRUNING

    STOP TALKING

    FINE PRINT

    SIMPLE BUT NOT EASY

    DOES MY GIFT MATTER?

    SUPRISE PARTIES VS CELEBRATIONS

    PAUSE, STOP, RELAUNCH: PART II

    PAUSE, STOP, RELAUNCH: PART I

    CARING IS SHARING

    A FACE TO THE CASE

    CAN I SHOW YOU AROUND? 13 TIPS FOR A GREAT DONOR VISIT

    WHO LOVES YOU? SIX WAYS TO IDENTIFY TOP PROSPECTS

    YOUR TIMELINE IS NOT OUR CRISIS

    UNSUNG HEROES

    EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE

    JASON FRY

    THE OVERLOOKED VOLUNTEER

    WHAT DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE?

    BRUCE BERGLUND

    PEGGY VINSON

    RESOLUTIONS: TAKING THE FIRST STEP

    JON SIMONS

    RESOLUTIONS: WHAT TO STOP

    LORA DOW

    MICHAEL BUSSEY

    DANIELLE MANN

    MICHELE GOODRICH

    RESOLUTIONS: GRATITUDE

    SARA LUKE

    THOM PETERS

    RESOLUTIONS: DOES YOUR DOG BITE?

    DAN MAIER

    JAN BROGDON

    RESOLUTIONS: CHANGING THINKING, CHANGING BEHAVIORS

    ROBYN FURNESS-FALLIN

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