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    EMPATHY

    Posted by Jon Simons

    How ironic is it that a year of forced isolation has actually provided us the ability to connect with each other in a deep, meaningful and global scale? 

    How are you doing?” has shifted from a casual greeting to a meaningful invitation to connect through a common, shared experience.

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    Topics: Leadership, Grit, Gratitude, Goals, Nonprofit Leadership, Communication, Relationships, Nonprofit, Happiness, Covid

    LEVERAGING ANNIVERSARIES

    Posted by Michele Goodrich

    By Anne Derber and Michele Goodrich

    If you’re lucky, your organization will achieve key milestones or anniversaries. Maybe you’ll celebrate how many years you’ve been in service to your community or perhaps you’re marking programmatic milestones such as number of pets adopted, ministry impact or neighborhoods served. Whatever you’re celebrating, you have the opportunity to use that milestone to enhance the culture of philanthropy in your organization.

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    Topics: Leadership, Communications, Gratitude, Inspiration, Success, Nonprofit, sustainability

    RESOLUTION: BE GRATEFUL

    Posted by Danny Maier

    This January, the DBD Team is making resolutions to help us be better. Today Danny encourages all of us to try a new way to keep our resolutions – by being grateful. 

    In this New Year, if you want to be successful in achieving your resolutions, don’t rely upon will power. Fewer than 10 percent of resolutions are maintained through will power. Instead, there’s a more powerful and successful way to change your life through a New Year’s resolution. Be grateful. How does gratitude figure into this equation?  Well, here is the research.  

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    Topics: Resolution, Gratitude

    GRATITUDE WITH EVERY STEP

    Posted by Jan Brogdon

    Regardless of your feelings about the Duke Basketball team, no one can deny the leadership qualities displayed by Coach Mike Krzyzewski to bring out the best in young men year after year in the arena of Division 1 college basketball.

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    Topics: Gratitude, Thank You, Duke Basketball, Krzyzewski

    EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE

    Posted by Mike Bussey

    I was stunned by the phone call.

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    Topics: Donor Stewardship, Gratitude, Board Management

    RESOLUTIONS: GRATITUDE

    Posted by DBD Team

    I generally hate to make New Year’s resolutions. No sooner have I made one than I find myself falling short. But I decided I could make one resolution this year… and… I may make it each year for the rest of my life.

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    Topics: Stewardship, Fundraising, Gratitude, Resolutions, Donor Recognition

    RESOLUTIONS: CHANGING THINKING, CHANGING BEHAVIORS

    Posted by DBD Team

    I’ve never really shared my resolutions or talked with others about theirs. It always seemed a private thing to me. At the end of each year, I like to think about what I could have done better and what that means to how I will live in the coming year.

    That being said, my resolutions usually turn out to be “character improvement”-type resolutions. I usually take on just one a year – and it will take me years to run out of things to work on!
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    Topics: Gratitude, Resolutions, Kindness

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