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    CAPTAIN OF THE KICKBALL TEAM

    Posted by Nathan Sprenger

    Whether we realize it or not, each of us has been applying data to decision-making processes since our youth. Remember that time you were selected to be the captain of the kickball team? The pressure of selecting the best team rested solely on YOUR shoulders. If you were like me, a million strategic thoughts went through your head as you tried to recruit the best team to ensure you won the game. The first step was evaluating the group of classmates staring back at me. What do I know about them? Are they a fast runner? A good kicker? A good fielder? My friend? After quickly assessing the answers to those questions, the selection process began.

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    Topics: Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Strategy, Donor Prospect, Donor, Nonprofit, Prospect, development team

    NEEDY VS WORTHY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund

    I have the wonderful opportunity to learn from our clients and their volunteers across the country. The wonderful balance of staff and volunteer engagement makes this work rich and rewarding.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Board Leadership, Development, Making The Ask, Donor, Nonprofit

    RETHINKING COMPETITION

    Posted by Sara Luke

    Recently, I was speaking with a new client about their case for support. One of their primary concerns was how to distinguish their organization’s work with seniors from “the competition.” They identified their competition as other local retirement and assisted living facilities.

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    Topics: Case For Support, Donor, Nonprofit

    WHO LOVES YOU? SIX WAYS TO IDENTIFY TOP PROSPECTS

    Posted by Jon Simons

    One of the key things any campaign needs to be successful is a strong prospective donor base. Seems obvious enough, but many organizations spend more time on the plans for their new building than they do on cultivating the donor relationships that could make that dream a reality.

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    Topics: Development, Donor, Prospect

    YOUR TIMELINE IS NOT OUR CRISIS

    Posted by Bruce Berglund

    I must admit that I am a bit impatient. My patience (or lack there of) has been tested in 2014 as travel delays due to weather (think polar vortex) have been maddening. I can’t wait for spring!

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    Topics: Leadership, Major Gifts, Capital, Donor

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