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    JUST BREATHE

    Posted by Laura DeVries

    A few times a day, my Apple watch reminds me to breathe.  Like many, I googled this feature when I started receiving these notifications at the most inconvenient times. Before I can hit dismiss, my watch steals my attention and I am momentarily captured as the animated flower fills the tiny screen and slowly expands and contracts.

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    Topics: Leadership, Goals, Nonprofit Leadership, Personal Development, Communication, Attitude, Happiness, Clarity

    YOU'RE ON MUTE

    Posted by Jon Simons

    It’s happened to all of us over the last year while on a video conference: you want to express a thought, respond to a question or offer an opinion and you’re the only one who can hear you talking. You’re on mute! With technology, an easy fix is just a click or two away.

    While the technology of today highlights our moments of silence, being on mute is certainly not a new phenomenon. 

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    Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Communication, Relationships, Nonprofit, Crucial Conversations, Clarity

    RESOLUTIONS: DOES YOUR DOG BITE?

    Posted by Jon Simons

    Good fundraisers understand the value of asking questions in pursuit of answers. Great fundraisers aren’t satisfied with getting answers; they crave clarity. To understand a potential donor’s true interests, motivations and reservations we need to move beyond simple Q&A, taking the time to understand the deeper meaning behind their responses. To achieve greater clarity, we need to push past their initial response and invite them to share more. A few follow up questions can unlock a wealth of important information.

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    Topics: Leadership, Clarity, Interviewing

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